Gedanic, Elaine. Died of natural causes after 94 wonderful years of life on March 5, 2021. The eldest of three children born to Mary and John Perry in Durango Colorado. She attended Ft. Lewis College for two years and earned her Bachelor's degree from CSU in Ft. Collins. She worked in Dayton, Ohio as a department store buyer and a social worker. She met and married Joseph Gedanic in Dayton where they had their first two girls. They moved to California where the last two girls were born, for a total of four daughters, the 'perfect' family. They moved to New Mexico in 1972 and she lived in Albuquerque until 2018. Elaine was an excellent seamstress and cook, baking thousands of delicious bread loaves. She took daily mesa walks, played tennis till her knees hurt, and then switched to water aerobics. Elaine logged thousands of hours as an SCCV volunteer, visiting hospitals, libraries, UNM, and the police dispatch with her dogs Max and Pepin. She easily made friends in every arena of her life. She was an avid reader and followed current events closely. She is survived by daughters Laure (Steven) Sinclair of Dallas, TX, Daly Shuster (Jeff) of Albuquerque, Eve Gedanic (Steve Raugust) of Vail AZ, Alison (Stephen) Schultz of San Clemente, CA, and six grandchildren. A memorial picnic will be held at a later date.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2021.