February 10, 2013 in Obituaries

Obituary: Carpenter, Eleanor


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CARPENTER, Eleanor Eleanor Raudebaugh Carpenter born September 6, 1915, passed away January 3, 2013 in Lynwood WA. While attending nearby Yelm High School, she met her future husband, Stanley, and continued school, earning a BA degree from Pacific Lutheran University in 1941. Later that year, on November 7th, and a month before Pearl Harbor, she and Stan were married. While Stan fought in the Army, she taught elementary school in Kirkland WA. In 1946 they moved to Seattle where she taught kindergarten, and also had two sons. In 1956 they moved to Spokane, where she loved teaching second grade at McDonald Elementary. As snowbirds she and Stan traveled the country in their motorhome, summering in Liberty Lake and wintering at Happy Trails Mobile Villa in Surprise, AZ. In 2001 they settled at Fairwind/Brighton Court in Lynwood. Stan passed away in 2006 after 64 years of marriage. She was a wonderful, kind, and positive woman who loved butterflies, crafts and meeting new friends, and enjoyed life to the end. She is survived by her two sons, Larry (Wendy) Carpenter of Edmonds WA and Jay (Vikkie) Carpenter of Newman Lake WA., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She will be missed by many.

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