Eleanor Deardorf


Eleanor Deardorf

Eleanor Deardorf

Eleanor M. Deardorf passed away peacefully Friday morning May 29th, 2009 on Mercer Island.  Eleanor (Elly) was born September 3, 1925 in West Seattle, the second daughter of Robert and Elsie Bone.

Elly attended West Seattle High School and enjoyed reuniting with classmates over the years.  She was introduced to her true love Paul through her father and they were married in Seattle three months later – a marriage that would last 57 years and serve as a marvelous example to all who knew them.  Soon after being married, she and Paul moved to southern California where they began their family.  The family returned to the Seattle area in 1968, settling on the Eastside.  During the ‘90s she and Paul enjoyed spending winters in Desert Hot Springs, CA with friends from the Northwest.

Her life was characterized by commitment and service to God, family and friends.  She served in many capacities at Newport Covenant Church, the most notable being 20 years as coordinator of the women’s prayer chain.  She delighted in her husband, her boys and their families.  She made every family event special from picnics to birthdays to holidays.  Elly made deep and lasting friendships, always having time to listen and comfort others in need.  She touched many lives and was a blessing to all who knew her.

Elly is survived by her husband Paul, sister Virginia, sons Doug and wife Rachel (Dallas, TX) and Bob (Bellevue) and grandchildren Joel and Jessica (Norman, OK) and Nolan (Bellevue), nephew David Robbins (Fullerton, CA) and niece Joann Beecher (Mechanicsburg, PA).

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday June 13th at 2:00 at Newport Covenant Church, 12800 SE Coal Creek Pkwy Bellevue, WA 98006 .  A small service will also be held Sunday, June 14 at 2.00p.m. for the residence of Covenant Shores.

The family requests those wishing to recognize her passing to be with our Lord consider a gift to either the Gideon’s International @ www.gideons.org or Newport Covenant Church @  www.newportcov.org  in lieu of flowers.

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