– Named for First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, born on the day
President Franklin Roosevelt was inaugurated, Eleanor, 85,
died September 15 in Salem. She was born in Timber Lake,
South Dakota and spent much of her youth throughout the
Willamette Valley, graduating from St. Boniface High School in
1951. After high school, she worked for the State of Oregon
for the Department of Transportation until she married Elwood
Hall on Halloween, October 31, 1953.
employment with Dole Pineapple resulted in several work
relocations. The couple first moved to San Jose, CA, where
their four children were born. In 1967, the entire Hall family
moved to New Jersey, and in 1974, Elwood was again transferred
back to San Jose, where they lived till his retirement in
1989. That year, they were finally able to return to their
beloved Oregon. Eventually, the entire Hall family relocated
to the Pacific Northwest and the couple was able to live close
to their children and grandchildren. Elwood
preceded her in death on March 7, 1995.
later married Fred Schwindt in 2006, and he also preceded her
in death in 2017. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic
Church and the Santiam Hospital Auxiliary. Eleanor and her
first husband, Elwood would assist with Meals on Wheels. She
enjoyed bowling, bingo, and crossword puzzles.
is survived by children: Judell “Julie” (Leon) Adams of
Sublimity, Jeff (Diane) Hall of Sublimity, Joe (Leah) Hall of
Orchards, WA, and Janell “Jan” (John) Valdez of Salem; 8
grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one sister, five brothers and a great-grandson,
of Rosary will be Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm and
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, September 25, 2018
at 11:00 am both at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity.
Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Sublimity.
Contributions may be made to the St. Boniface Altar Society
Prayer Garden. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.