The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Elna Hamblen can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle
Elna Hamblen
In Memory of
Elna Mae
1925 - 2019
Click above to light a memorial candle.

The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.

Life Story for Elna Mae Hamblen

Elna Mae  Hamblen
Elna Mae Hamblen of Lake Ronkonkoma, NY passed away on June 4, 2019 at the age of 94. Loving wife of the late H. Collins Hamblen, Elna is survived by three of her four children, Collins, Kevin, Dale and Karen, three grandchildren, Brittani, Bryce and Taylor, as well as a host of other family members and friends.
Born to Mae and Gus Hook in 1925, Elna grew up in Massapequa, NY and is predeceased by her two younger sisters, Alice and Delores. After graduating from Massapequa High School in 1943, she started her career as a buyer for Grants Department Store in New York City. Married in 1956, she started a family and managed the books for her husband’s Mechanical Engineering firm. After raising four children in Huntington Station, NY, she owned and managed a travel agency. Active in the church community all her life, Elna served on the alter guild of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for many years. She was an avid bowler and remained active in her later years. She enjoyed playing mahjong, cards, attending theater, dining out with friends, as well as attending church every Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Elna’s name to: The American Cancer Society ( or The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos
Share by: