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Marlene Laite Edlund Obituary

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Marlene Laite Edlund

Westminster, South Carolina

June 23, 1936 - April 9, 2024

Marlene Laite Edlund Obituary

Marlene Laite Edlund, 87, of Seneca, SC passed from this life on April 9, 2024. She was the beloved wife of 67 years of Herbert Richard Edlund, former USAF pilot, who also recently passed. Born June 23, 1936, in Waycross, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Francis and William Laite. As a child, she enjoyed horseback riding. Once, a friend’s runaway horse took her on quite a long ride! She graduated Valdosta High School in 1954. She loved yellow, zinnias, and was an expert popover baker.


Her greatest retirement enjoyment came from active and long-term involvement at St Mark United Methodist Church of Seneca, SC, as well as with the United Methodist Women. She also volunteered many years at Prisma Oconee Memorial Hospital system, the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic, and with the Guardian ad Litem program for children. She enjoyed socializing and made friends with all. No one was a stranger to her, and she exemplified hospitality. She liked gardening, hosting, and traveling. In her lifetime, she visited England, Russia, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and raised her family in New England. She sponsored foreign exchange students to promote world harmony, which included Maria, Marvel, and Paulina. She was most proud of her associate degree from Asnuntuck Community College of Connecticut. She proudly declared her devotion to the Martin Luther King Movement, which included her participation in a March on Washington, DC.


She leaves two children, Ann Edlund of Charleston, SC, and Karyn Jean “Kaje” Daguerre and her son-in-law Fernando, of Chapel Hill, NC, and their children, her two grandchildren, Anna Monique, and John F. Daguerre. She was pre-deceased by Ricky Edlund [1956-1963], her only son.


A memorial will be held onsite at Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Seneca, SC on May 16, 2024 @ 10:00am. To watch the service remotely, please join us via Virtual Livestream Link or at Church Home Page by clicking on the live stream image to watch the service live.


In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory, though not necessary, may be given to:

Saint Mark United Methodist Church. Write Marlene Edlund- Service and Mission Team in memo. Memorial Fund Link



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Marlene Laite Edlund hosted by Sandifer Funeral Home.

Marlene Laite Edlund, 87, of Seneca, SC passed from this life on April 9, 2024. She was the beloved wife of 67 years of Herbert Richard Edlund, former USAF pilot, who also recently passed. Born June 23, 1936, in Waycross, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Francis and William Laite. As a child, she enjoyed horseback riding. Once, a friend’s runaway horse took her on quite a long ride! She graduated Valdosta High School in 1954. She loved yellow, zinnias, and was an expert popover baker.


Her greatest retirement enjoyment came from active and long-term involvement at St Mark United Methodist Church of Seneca, SC, as well as with the United Methodist Women. She also volunteered many years at Prisma Oconee Memorial Hospital system, the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic, and with the Guardian ad Litem program for children. She enjoyed socializing and made friends with all. No one was a stranger to her, and she exemplified hospitality. She liked gardening, hosting, and traveling. In her lifetime, she visited England, Russia, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and raised her family in New England. She sponsored foreign exchange students to promote world harmony, which included Maria, Marvel, and Paulina. She was most proud of her associate degree from Asnuntuck Community College of Connecticut. She proudly declared her devotion to the Martin Luther King Movement, which included her participation in a March on Washington, DC.


She leaves two children, Ann Edlund of Charleston, SC, and Karyn Jean “Kaje” Daguerre and her son-in-law Fernando, of Chapel Hill, NC, and their children, her two grandchildren, Anna Monique, and John F. Daguerre. She was pre-deceased by Ricky Edlund [1956-1963], her only son.


A memorial will be held onsite at Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Seneca, SC on May 16, 2024 @ 10:00am. To watch the service remotely, please join us via Virtual Livestream Link or at Church Home Page by clicking on the live stream image to watch the service live.


In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory, though not necessary, may be given to:

Saint Mark United Methodist Church. Write Marlene Edlund- Service and Mission Team in memo. Memorial Fund Link



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Marlene Laite Edlund hosted by Sandifer Funeral Home.

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