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Eleanor Holmes

Eleanor Holmes

Eleanor Holmes

Eleanor Holmes, passed away April 1, 2020, at home. She was born January 4, 1940, in Hamilton, Mont., to William John & Margaret Emily (Buie) Sheard. She was the youngest of 11 children. She graduated from Freeman High School in 1958. In 1994, she graduated from Spokane Community College, made the Dean list in 1993.

She lived her childhood in Mica, Wash. As an adult she lived in Spokane. She moved to Tekoa in 1976, living there for over 40 years.

In 2015 she moved to Spokane.

Eleanor enjoyed gardening, baking, canning, building projects and making baby quilts. Her biggest joy was the time she spent with her grandchildren, her family and companionship with her dog, Ginger.

We would like to give a special thanks to Melissa Groom for being a wonderful and loving care-giver to her grandmother.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Dan) Kiddoo of Spokane, Deborah (Duane) Groom of Tekoa, Susan (Mike) McCullough of Mukileto and Anna (Shawn) Fitzpatrick of Port Orchard; grandsons, Jeremiah, Brian, Mike Jr. and Shane; granddaughters, Rebecca, Katherine, Kassandra, Kimberly and Melissa; and her brothers, Walter (Joanne) Sheard and Donald (Elsie) Sheard, both of Spokane. She was preceded in death by her parents, numerous brothers and sisters, a son Robert Rowley and a grandson Scott Groom.

Private burial will be at Pines Cemetery, Spokane Valley, Wash., on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation can be to "Meals on Wheels" or "MultiCare Health Foundation".


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