Elaine Heinrich, age 91, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Lake Park Nursing Home in Madison.
Graveside Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Oak Ridge Cemetery with visitation one hour prior to the service at Beggs Funeral Home.
She moved to Madison 40 years ago, coming from Seaford, N.Y.
She was a chemist and worked at Bell Laboratory in New York and was the first woman hired in 1941. She was an animal advocate and loved to travel.
She is survived by her husband, Nickolas Heinrich of Madison; two sons: Nickolas Heinrich III and Bruce Heinrich; one daughter, Cheryl Nelson of N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.