Eleanor Louise Remlinger

Eleanor Louise

Larson Remlinger

On February 27, 2009 Eleanor took her special place in heaven. She is the beloved Mother of Gary Remlinger (wife Bonnie) of Carnation, WA; Janet Remlinger (partner Darlys Heydon) of Tucson, AZ. Grandmother of David (wife Jaque) Remlinger of Snohomish, WA.; Diane (husband Will Hart) of Carnation, WA; Debrah (husband Dr Justin Sherfey) of Chehalis, WA; James Butler (& Tara Bookter) of North Bend, WA; and Jennifer (husband Charles Wright) of Denver, CO. Great-grandmother to Dayne, Drake, Devin, Jessica & Julia Remlinger, Nathan & Jordan Sherfey, Trevor, Tyler & Trenton Hart, Crysta & Galleon Orton, Eleanor Rose Butler & Samantha Eleanor Wright. She is survived by her sister Isabel Jones and sisters-in-law Rose & Helen Larson and aunt to many nieces and nephews.Eleanor joins the lost loved ones she has missed. Her husband Floyd Clinton Remlinger, who she celebrated fifty five years of marriage starting May 24, 1941. Mother Mary Lillian Tucker Larson and father William Henry Larson. Brother’s Wesley & John Larson; sisters Margaret Nyblin, Hazel Bab-cock, Irma Copeland and Rachel Larson and many brothers, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.Her funeral service was on her 93rd birthday at the Congregational Church where she was married. According to Eleanor, “I came in on the flood on the tenth day of March in the year nineteen-sixteen & my birthplace is in the exciting town of Tolt although it is rather small”. She spent her entire life in Carnation. When she was one year old, the family moved to her grandparent’s, “Larson Farm” which is now “Swift Water Estates”, where she happily grew up with lots to do and get into, climbing into dangerous activities seemed to be her specialty. Girls’ work was suppose to be helping mother in the house and babysitting the little kids, but of course, she wanted to learn to milk the cows too, which her father always had to finish for her. Swimming in the Tolt River was the summer time fun and she attended school in Carnation graduating Valedictorian moving on to Tolt High School adding extra activities like band, chorus, arts, sports (basketball & baseball), editor of the Tolt Hi Life paper, Girls Club, Honor Society, school plays and she worked in the school office, graduating Salutatorian of her class. She was most active in 4-H Sewing, earning trips to Pullman State Camp and Chicago to the National 4-H Camp.Eleanor was a past Noble Grand of the Grace Rebekah Lodge # 83. Her first job was in the Post Office at Carnation for three years. Then she worked at the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Co. living with her sister Margaret in Meadow Brook. After Eleanor was married, she worked with her husband in his green houses in Carnation and on the Fryer farm before Floyd purchased a small piece of property that has grown to become “Remlinger Farms” today. She went to work for Seattle First National Bank in Carnation & Duvall after her children were well settled into school, retiring after thirty years, experiencing three armed robberies and uncovering an embezzlement, but she never did retire from continuous help at the farm.At ninety, Eleanor purchased a park model home in Tuc-son Arizona to be with her daughter during the winter months, she was there when she passed with her son and daughter at her side. Eleanor continued to reside in her Carnation home on the farm during the summers. She said that she loved both homes and was happy and had a full and wonderful life. Knowing that she was happy makes the acceptance of her transition easier on the ones who will miss her. The loving memories of her sense of humor and personal charm will live on through all the lives that she has touched and helped.In lieu of flowers the family would be grateful for remembrance of Eleanor left to the Carnation Fire Dept, Carnation Senior Center or Carnation Historical Society.