Elaine Pickens

Elaine Francine Pickens, 56, of Fishers passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in her home following a long battle with ALS.

Elaine is survived by her husband of thirty years, Larry; her daughter, Bridget Pickens of Fishers; her father and step-mother, Philip and Peg Brummit of Indianapolis; and brother, Phil Brummit of Speedway. She was preceded in death by her mother Billy Jean (Alger) Brummit.

Elaine was born at Fort Belvoir, VA on April 6, 1962. She traveled the world with her Father who was in the military. Her favorite country was Germany where she lived twice. Her family moved back to Indianapolis 40 years ago. She received a bachelor’s degree from IUPUI and an MBA from Butler University. She worked for Ratheon as a Quality Engineer and a Proposal Lead.

Elaine was a long-time member of the Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fishers where she was a member of The Daughters of the King.

Elaine had a passion for dance! She and her husband, Larry, spent a great deal of their lives together as competitive ballroom dancers. Together, in 2001, they became American Rhythm Champions for their age category in a national amateur dance competition. Elaine shared her love of dance with her daughter and enjoyed nothing more than watching Bridget dance. When she wasn’t dancing or spending quality time with her family and many friends, Elaine enjoyed reading and relaxing quietly at home.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Holy Family Episcopal Church (11445 Fishers Pointe Blvd, Fishers, IN 46038) with Father Bruce Gray officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to:

1. The Indiana Chapter of the ALS Association – Community of Hope fund for Elaine Pickens
7202 E 87th St #102, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Donate Now:  Indiana ALS Association – Community of Hope Fund: Elaine Pickens
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2. The Holy Family Episcopal Church
11445 Fishers Pointe Blvd, Fishers, IN 46038

10 Comments to "Elaine Pickens"

  1. Mike Krusniak
    December 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Larry. So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

    Mike. Krusniak

  2. Cliff Duffer
    November 24, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Larry, I was deeply sadden to hear of Elaine’s passing. May God be with you and your family during the months and years ahead as you recover from her loss.

  3. Nancy L. Dew
    October 30, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I am sorry I was unable to attend the service. On behalf of all the Heartland USA Dance members, Larry and Bridget we say may God grant you peace and strength in the future. We are praying for you! Your contributions to the dance community will never be forgotten.

  4. Lisa and Ed Disselkamp
    October 28, 2018 at 10:22 pm


    So sorry to hear about your loss. You two brought many beautiful things to life through your dancing, your family and your friendships. Our thoughts are with you and Bridget. We will remember what a beautiful woman Elaine was in all that she was. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.
    Lisa and Ed Disselkamp

  5. Judi Taflinger
    October 21, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Larry & Bridget,
    We are very sorry to learn of Elaine’ s passing. Please accept our condolences.
    You are all in our thoughts & prayers. God bless!
    Judi & Jim Taflinger

  6. Dick Parsons
    October 16, 2018 at 7:28 pm


    So, so sorry to read about Elaine’s passing. It was a pleasure to work with her on bomb rack programs at NAC. Elaine was a travelling companion with us in Israel, London, Paris, and Singapore. Smart, funny and always up for an adventure is how I remember her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Dick Parsons

  7. Michael & Tracy Sechrest
    October 16, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Prayers be with you and the family at this time. God Bless.

  8. Rhonda Powell
    October 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    To the Pickens and Brummit families, I wish to extend my deepest condolences at the passing of Elaine. I pray that Jesus embraces you with His precious love during this sorrowful and difficult time. May your memories of Elaine and her life well-lived bring you comfort and peace. God bless.

  9. Joann Marlier
    October 16, 2018 at 5:01 am

    I’m so sorry I won’t be able to come to the service Larry and Bridget. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love to you!

  10. Kari Twa
    October 16, 2018 at 2:31 am

    My heart is breaking…. such an Amazing intelligent, beautiful woman that I was lucky to have known and worked with so many years. Such wonderful memories I have !!! God bless you Larry and Bridget. May God grant you peace and strength in the days ahead.

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