Else Klem Pedersen passed away peacefully in Metairie, LA on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born in Tvedestrand, Norway and was a resident of the New Orleans area since 1950.
Else was the beloved wife of the late Captain Lars Halfdan Pedersen. Mother of Lars Erik Pedersen, Andrew Pedersen (Kathleen), Else Pedersen (Tom Wasson), and the late Paul Pedersen. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Very proud of her Norwegian roots she was a longtime member and supporter of the Norwegian Seaman’s Church and was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary. She had her own sense of elegance and possessed a wry sense of humor and wit. She will be forever remembered and deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family would like to acknowledge the kind staff of Sunrise Assisted Living Center for their engaging and compassionate care over the years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday 7/27/2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Dr., Metairie, LA 70001. Visitation will be held prior to the services beginning at 2:00 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Bridge House / Grace House. Inurnment will take place privately for the family.