Laura Eden(1939 - 2014)

Laura Eden

May 9, 1939 - May 11, 2014

Laura Ina Reinikainen was born May 9, 1939 in Iron Belt, Wisconsin to Kaino and Aina Reinikainen and was welcomed into a large Finnish family. She was a cheerleader and class officer at Marshfield High School in Marshfield, WI. Laura attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (then called Wisconsin State College) and met her first husband, Jim Hanson, there. They welcomed son Doug in 1960 and daughter Susan in 1964 and lived in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Idaho before settling in Salem in 1977. Laura and Ray Eden married in 1982 and enjoyed 35 years of golf, travel, love, and much joy. Laura is survived by her very loving husband, Ray; son and daughter; several stepchildren; and many grandchildren. She was a proud Finn to the very end and will be sorely missed. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 18 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Salemtowne Town Hall, 2900 Oakcrest Dr NW, Salem, OR.

Funeral Home

Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service and Oakleaf Crematory
605 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97301
(503) 3642257

Published in StatesmanJournal on May 15, 2014