Undine Nye LeGrand

May 11, 1922May 5, 2019

Undine Nye LeGrand, of Crossville, TN, and formerly Raleigh, NC, passed away on May 5, 2019 at the age of 96.

She was born in Kings Mountain, NC, and attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduation, she was teaching at Greensboro Senior High School (now Grimsley High) when an army recruiter offered her a position in Washington, DC at Headquarters, Army Service Forces in the Pentagon. She accepted and loved living in Washington, and was married there in 1945 to Captain Harry LeGrand, who had just returned from military duty in Europe. During a marriage of 68 years, they lived in Atlanta, GA; McLean, VA, a suburb of Washington; Raleigh; and Crossville, TN. Her last employment was at North Carolina State University in the Division of Student Affairs. She often accompanied Harry on his many geology travels across the United States and several foreign countries. They also enjoyed many trips with friends, especially to England. Undine was beloved by a wide circle of friends. Harry died in 2013, and Undine is survived by two sons: Harry LeGrand, Jr., of Raleigh; and Edmund LeGrand, along with his wife Marianne, of Crossville, TN and their two children, Emily and Steven. A private graveside service will be held at Raleigh Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, any memorial gift may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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


  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 9, 2019


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Gray Roth

May 6, 2019

Undine was the perfect Southern Lady. You couldn’t give her the tiniest thing without receiving a hand written thank you note. She would even write you a thank you note for your thank you note!
I loved her laugh and I loved how she loved my parents. They had such fun adventures together. She certainly leaves behind some precious memories.

Barbara James

May 5, 2019

Mike and I so enjoyed being neighbors to Undine and Harry.
They were the best example of The Greatest Generation. Anytime They came to Our Pharmacy to enjoy lunch at The Fountain was as much a Joy to Us as we know it was to Them.
A Huge surprise to me was on a trip to London when I heard Undine call me from across the Cafe—such a pleasure to see my Raleigh Neighbor that far away.
They are Both A Sweet Memory.