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Elaine Gillam Creamer

February 9, 1932October 6, 2020

Elaine Gillam Creamer died on October 6, 2020 after an extended illness.

She is survived by her stepchildren, Andra Creamer James (David), Lynn Creamer Borstelmann (Lynn), and Kurt Creamer (Melissa), eight step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her son, Simon Gillam (Sharron).

Elaine was born in Eastbourne, on the southeast coast of England. She grew up, lived, and worked in the UK until she retired, when she moved to Spain. She relocated to the United States in 2009. She married Marvin Creamer (deceased August 12, 2020) in 2010 and enjoyed living with him in Pine Knoll Shores, NC, for eight years before relocating to Raleigh, NC, in 2018. She was very proud to become a citizen of the United States in 2015. Elaine loved animals. Her life’s work was raising, training, and showing champion poodles, and she won multiple prizes over the years including at the prestigious international Crufts Championships in Birmingham, England.

The family requests donations in her memory to Rowan University Marvin Creamer Scholarship Fund, Glassboro, NJ 08028.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.

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