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“I was shocked to read tonight in the latest Pi Beta Phi magazine, the Arrow, that Elaine Perkins Morse had died this past year. I was initiated into...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Sally Gifford

“Hearing Elaine's insightful and inspiring words as a worship associate?at Birmingham Unitarian made me?want to become a member of the church.? She...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Kate Hayman

“ I had the pleasure of meeting Elaine 13 years ago, when Istarted working for Borders; it was immediately apparent that she had apresence, one that...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Mclark301

“Dear Sean and Jessica,? It was so lucky for us, as next door neighbors, to visit with your mother.? She was so friendly, always had a smile, and I...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Dolores and Alan Lamphier

“Darling Elaine,??A templet she gave for living... brilliant, kind, humble incarnate..to be her friend a blessing ..... my love and condolences?to her...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: SallyKaplan

“DEAREST SEAN, I AM TOTALLY SADDENED BY YOUR MOM,S DEATH. I AM NOT ABLE TO GET OUT MUCH BUT WILL TRY TO HAVE CHIP BRING ME TO THE MAY SERVICE. MY...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Sunny Erwin

“Maybe 5 years ago, I was at Greenwood Cemetary taking the tour with my 90 year old mother. Elaine took my mother's arm and walked with her during...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Sestok

“Sean, I was saddened to hear about the loss of your Mom. You and your family are in my thoughts. Shannon. ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Shannon Gibbs

“DEAREST SEAN, I AM TOTALLY SADDENED BY YOUR MOM,S DEATH. I AM NOT ABLE TO GET OUT MUCH BUT WILL TRY TO HAVE CHIP BRING ME TO THE MAY SERVICE. MY...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Sunny Erwin - novi, MI

“Maybe 5 years ago, I was at Greenwood Cemetary taking the tour with my 90 year old mother. Elaine took my mother's arm and walked with her during...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Sestok - Birmingham, MI

“Sean, I was saddened to hear about the loss of your Mom. You and your family are in my thoughts. Shannon. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Shannon Gibbs - troy, MI

“There are few words that can describe all the sadness Elaine's passing will be to so many people. So, we should all remember her as she was, an...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Nicole DeLamielleure - MI

“Everyday with Elaine @ Borders Book Shop was delightful as she imparted such joy. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a gentle & kind woman...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Joan Kramer - Royal Oak, MI

“Sean. I have thought of you many times over the past few years. I am sorry to hear about your mom. Please know I am thinking of you and your family...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Krista Munson Rheault - Rochester, MI

“Although the light of a very special life has dimmed for us... somewhere it is shining brightly. I think of butterflies, and birds on the wing and...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Johnston - Farmington Hills, MI

“Elaine was one of the finest people I have ever known.Working with her at Borders was more than a job. It was an enjoyable, life-affirming experience...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Tim Kuras - Dearborn, MI

“Memories from Stafford Springs of our fun and family get togethers. Our lives may not have crossed too often in the past few years, but Elaine will...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Roberta(Tinti)McGrath - Alsip,, IL

“Dear Elaine, Years ago, long before we met at BUC, you had me at the ad on WQRS: "Hello, this is Elaine Morse at Border's Bookstore", as you spoke...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Andrea and Dennis - Troy, MI

“Sean and Jessica, We are so sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. Wishing you peace and comfort. We are with you from afar. Eric and Ruth ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Eric & Ruth Berger - Exeter, NH

“For the family and friends of Elaine, I'm so sorry for your loss. Elaine was a friend, a mentor and a guiding influence on my life. I'm so grateful...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Donna - Ferndale, MI

“" What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room." - Ray Charles In the holy city...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Vicki Vander Horst - MI

“With fond memories from our time working at Borders Book Shop. Michelle and Benjamin Wilbert and our family: Stephen, Emma, Hugh and Mary Wilbert ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Michelle Wilbert - Ferndale, MI

“With fond memories from our time working at Borders Book Shop. Michelle and Benjamin Wilbert and our family: Stephen, Emma, Hugh and Mary Wilbert ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Michelle Wilbert - Ferndale, MI

“Oh, Elaine. I hope you went peacefully down that last declivity. I will remember the fond clasp of your hand, the marvelous Norma Desmond-like...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Sarah Miller - Rochester, MI

“I worked with Elaine at Borders back in the day. She and I shared a penchant for wacky socks! She also had a beautiful head of white hair which I...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Gaye Tischler - Ferndale, MI

“I don't think there are words that will adequately express how much Elaine shared in her years working at Borders and her volunteering at the Baldwin...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Debra Gantz - Royal Oak, MI


ELAINE P. MORSE, age 71, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. She was the loving mother of Sean (Jessica) and the late Christopher (Pam) Grandmother of Christopher and Catherine Sister of Jeanne Perkins Dearest friend of Elizabeth Harris. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24, from 3-7 p.m at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple & Big Beaver Roads). A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 6 - 2:30 p.m. at Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes made be made to: Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009 or Birmingham Historical Society, 556 W. Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009 or Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 or Seedlings Braille Books, P.O. Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151.

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