Eleanore Rosalene Ross

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ELEANORE ROSALENE (HOLLIDAY) ROSS
January 23, 1927 ~ July 20, 2017

Eleanore Rosalene (Holliday) Ross was born January 23rd, 1927, at home in Banks, Oregon. Born the last of 4 children to Sherman E. Holliday and Effie E. (Walker) Holliday.
Eleanore was preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Dr. Donald Holliday, Lloyd Holliday, and Sherman Holiday; and her oldest daughter, Dustine Kay (Hermanson) Callahan.
Eleanore and her older brothers all grew up with her on the family farm in Milwaukee, Oregon until graduating high school in 1945 and went on to secretarial school before being hired by S.P.&S. Railroad, and she retired from BN&SF Railroad.
Eleanore was an active member of Ladies Oriental Shrine Al Zahrah Court No. 58, and was a past High Priestess, and traveled to many of the functions held across country, raising awareness and helping to raise funds for the . She also loved to dance and at one time taught line dancing.
After retiring, Eleanore met a childhood friend, Frank K. Ross, and married in November of 1999. They enjoyed the next 11 years traveling and vacationing extensively in many countries around the world until her husband Frank passed in 2011.
Eleanore spent her remaining years surrounded by family and friends. Eleanore enjoyed reading, her cat's, and watching the changing of seasons.
Eleanore is survived by her daughter, Christine (Hermanson) Comstock and husband, Rusty of Vancouver, WA; son and daughter-in-law, Ty and Barbra Ross of Goldendale, WA; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Eleanore passed quietly surrounded by family and love.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, to be announced.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 1, 2017
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