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Eloise Creswell
 September 1 1926-July 3 2016

Mom, Gramma, Great-Gramma went home early Sunday morning to meet Jesus and be re-united with the love of her life her husband Loyal.

She was born the eldest of five in Clear Lake, WI and later moved to River Falls where she attended grade school, graduated from high school and met Loyal.  In the yearbook they gave out predictions on what a person wanted to be and what they would turn out to be, because of Mom's lovely smile she wore constantly the prediction was that she should be a Pepsodent model but that she would indeed become a “loyal” housewife.  This prediction came true when shortly after graduating they married on June 26, 1944 and spent seventy years together before his passing in 2015.

Their daughter, Sandee was born in 1946 and in 1947 they moved to Stevensville MT. and Loyal taught classes in Agriculture.  They later moved to Bozeman where Loyal went to school and she was employed at Nash Finch Coffee Co as a secretary.  In 1953 he was offered a job at Pictsweet in Albany OR she was then employed first at JC Penney Co.  then with the ASC (agriculture and soil conservation) office.  In 1958 he was offered a job of field man at Stayton Canning Co later known as NorPac.  She was secretary at Willamette Plywood for several years and made many close and dear friends.  In 1959 finishing the house they were building together in the Aumsville countryside.  Later in 1979 they would build a house next door and Sandee and her family would move next door they would be neighbors for thirty-seven years.

The family attended church in Salem at Grace Lutheran later moving their membership to Calvary Lutheran in Stayton where she was on the Altar Guild.  Among here activities in the Stayton/Aumsville area besides Altar Guild were Marion Co Extension Service, Aumsville Corn Festival, Santiam Hospital Auxiliary and Marion Co Blood Drive also various card groups.

Eloise was preceded in death by husband Loyal, her parents Harry and Edna Jenkins, her brother Bill and just recently her brother Douglas.  She is survived by her brother: Edward and sister: Kathleen of River Falls, WI; daughter: Sandee (Jim) Reed of Aumsville and their four children:  Erik Reed, and Corbyn, Annika Eloise, and Teaghen; Erin (Toby) Hill and Aidan, Kaelyn, and Rian; Kiersten (Travis) King and Bryan, Colby and Travy; Karryn (Ben)Laro and Isaac, Gabby, Reed and Logan; numerous nieces and nephews as well as with many dear and loved friends.

Memorial service will be Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Stayton. Memorials may go either to Calvary Lutheran Church or Santiam Hospital in her name. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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