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Eina McRory

Nearing the century mark, Eina Katrine Laan McRory née Andersen, who was born in Aarhus, Denmark, on December 24, 1916, peacefully passed away early the morning of September 8, 2016, following a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
Eina, who had been a resident of Tiburon since the late 1960s, was an amazing, strong-willed individual who cared deeply for her family. She enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, cooking, tennis and swimming as a long-standing member of the Tiburon Peninsula Club. Eina also enjoyed entertaining in her home with its beautiful view of Lyford Cove, the Racoon Strait and Angel Island. She and her husband, Dr. O. B. "Doc" McRory, who preceded her in death in 1991, particularly enjoyed viewing the annual blessing of the fleet, with guests in April each year.
Eina was a brave and adventurous woman who came to the United States in 1948 after completing nurse's training in Denmark. Although she intended to establish a life close to one of her older brothers, Knud, who had immigrated to Montana several years prior, she found the Big Sky Country a bit cold for her liking. Eina eventually settled in California, where she worked at several hospitals, including Children's Hospital in San Francisco.
Eina and Doc, a prominent San Francisco veterinarian, met each other while she was employed at Elizabeth Arden, where she worked for several years. After marrying Doc during a trip to Denmark in 1967, the couple continued to enjoy traveling around the world for several years, mainly on freighters that carried passengers.
Eina is survived by many, including family in Denmark, Norway, New Zealand and the United States. Eina was particularly close to her niece, Anne Simonsen, and her great-nephew, Peter Michael Secher, both of whom reside in Denmark. Michael lived for a while with her and Doc, becoming as close as a son to both of them. Eina was also close to Karen Lloyd, a niece by marriage, who also emigrated from Denmark to San Francisco. During the last few years, Eina became very good friends with her bookkeeper and "adopted" daughter, Marie Moeller, a fellow Dane, who was a tremendous help to Eina in handling her business affairs. Among many friends who will miss her, Eina will be especially missed by her wonderful neighbor of over 40 years, Elisabeth Gleason.
Eina will also be missed greatly by her stepson, William McRory and his wife, Valerie, who frequently visited and helped with managing her medical needs and caring for her house. Lastly, she will be missed by her "angel" caregivers, Erly, Lilibeth, and Susana, who treated Eina with the utmost care and tenderness long before and through her final days.
A celebration of Eina's life for friends and family will be held at a future date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Parkinson's Foundation, the Humane Society or your favorite charity.

(Published September 21, 2016)

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