Eleanor Mae Stewart
September 27, 1922 – October 11, 2012
My beautiful mother, Eleanor, passed away last week at the age of 90. We all miss her as we celebrate her life and remember what a wonderful person she was, how artistically gifted she was, and how much she loved her family. I want to especially thank Hopewell House Hospice in Portland, Oregon for their loving care and support as our family goes through this experience.
Eleanor Mae Stewart was born in Portland, Oregon on September 27, 1922, and passed away October 11, 2012. She was the first of three children of Elsie Pearl Betz and Rudolph Anthony Zeller. Eleanor was a gifted artist and had the starring role in her Senior Class Play “What a Life” at Jefferson High School in Portland in 1940. She was an accomplished water colorist and studied Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, for many years and taught classes at the Buddhist Temple in Southeast Portland. She married John Scott Turk in 1942, and they had three daughters, Catherine Farley, Melinda Powell and Terese Turk (deceased). In l963 Eleanor married Clifford T. Stewart and they resided in the Portland area and in Charbonneau for the 47 years of their marriage. Eleanor’s step children are Linda Nelson (Greg) and Bob Stewart (Donna). Eleanor was devoted to her family and was a loving grandmother to Carolyn Farley Kluser, Erin Farley Dobias, John Farley, Kevin Nord (deceased) Ian Powell, Barry Nelson, David Nelson; great-grandmother to Matthew Kluser, Catherine Kluser, Cody Dobias, Eleanor Dobias, Nicholas Nord, Carter Nelson and Sawyer Nelson; and great-great-grandmother to Kemper Matthew Kluser and Penelope Ann Nord (expected arrival Nov. 24).
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