Elfreide Prefontaine has died at age 88


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Elfreide Prefontaine has died at age 88

Postby aaronk » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:51 pm

Steve Prefontaine's mother, Elfreide, has died at age 88, the Eugene Register-Guard reports.

Thank you for giving us your son for those wonderful 24 years of his life, and the fantastic Prefontaine Classic track meet in all the years thereafter!

R.I.P, Mrs Prefontaine.
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Re: Elfreide Prefontaine has died at age 88

Postby BillVol » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:59 pm

RIP.

God willing, I'll be heading out to Eugene to see the Ducks likely put a whipping on my Vols in football in a couple months. I can't wait to see all the track stuff. I'll have on the Tennessee Track & Field t-shirt!
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Re: Elfreide Prefontaine has died at age 88

Postby Brian » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:55 pm

She and Ray, who died years earlier, were very nice people, salt-of-the-Earth working class. Normally reserved folks, right up until the end, they still seemed surprised by the popularity of their famous son.

Sympathy to Neta and Linda.
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Re: Elfreide Prefontaine has died at age 88

Postby DoubleRBar » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:46 pm

Elfreide Prefonatiane did not attend this year's Pre Classic last month. I believe it was the first one she missed in a long time. Sorry to hear this news.
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