Laina Molbak was born in Stovring, Denmark and completed her nurse's training at Aarhus Community Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark before emigrating to the USA in 1950. She and her husband, Egon, founded Molbak's Garden + Home. Laina passionately devoted herself to the greater Seattle community. She was an inspiring community supporter and served over thirty years as an advisory board member. Laina was also a member of the Women's University Club and the Northwest Danish Association.