Earlyne Yvonne (Gray) Lund, 77, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 18th, at her home in Ormond Beach, FL, following a brief struggle with cancer. Earlyne is survived by her four children – Pamela Diane (Mike) Storm, Mark Gordon (Denise) Lund, Machelle Ann (Tim) Vallance, Penny Yvonne Piccirillo – 12 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren and her sister – Myrnelle (David) Wulff.
Earlyne was born on June 16th, 1935, to Earl and Myrtle Gray in Brookings, SD, and grew up in Dawson, MN. She graduated from Dawson High School in 1953. Earlyne was married over 50 years to the love of her life and childhood sweetheart, Gordon Lund. Gordon passed away in 2005 and she has now joined him in heaven.
Earlyne and Gordon moved extensively throughout the early years of their marriage, ending up in Daytona Beach area in 1985 and beginning the radio station ministry (Public Radio, Inc.) which continues to serve the area on stations WAPN 91.5 FM (Holly Hill, FL) and WAPB 91.7 FM (Madison, FL).
Of all her accomplishments, Earlyne’s greatest achievements have been in the lives of her family and friends. She had a unique gift to recognize and appreciate the talents in others and to make them feel loved and lifted by her presence. Earlyne enriched the lives of all who knew her. Her creative mind, kind heart, and beautiful smile allowed her to make everything from her work at the radio station to sharing her home for family get togethers a very special time. She loved to sew, text, email, share photos, and make DVDs.
She leaves all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with the knowledge that they were truly loved and they know she loved the Lord.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, August 25th, 1 pm, at Calvary Christian Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WAPN (1508 State Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32117) in memory of Earlyne.