Eleanor Rose Morris, born September 27, 1932 in Louisville, KY, the daughter of Sam and Lillian Shifman, passed away on July 6, 2019 at the Kline Galland Home in Seattle, WA.
She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Julian, and brother Jerome. Eleanor is survived by her son Michael (Barbara), daughter Nancy (Glenn), grandchildren Steven (Emily), Loryn (Trevor), Rebecca (Todd), Jeff, and great-grandson Leo.
Nothing was more important to Eleanor than her family. She raised her children through multiple moves across the country while Julian was in the military and later reassigned by his employers. In retirement, she and Julian traveled between Washington and Arizona every year to be with both sets of grandchildren. No matter the location, she made home a special place for her family.
In addition to being a devoted mother and wife, Eleanor was an active member of the Temple De Hirsch Sinai Sisterhood and sang with the temple choir for many years. She was gifted with a talent for singing and even made a recording as a student. An exceptional student and lifelong learner, she took particular interest in history, civics, and politics.
Eleanor was proud of her family’s history and accomplishments, lovingly passing down stories to her children and grandchildren of the contributions they had made to their communities. She was an avid researcher of her family’s genealogy as well, taking joy in finding new pieces of the family story to share.
Eleanor will be remembered for the compassion and empathy she showed to everyone she met. She cherished and maintained many friendships as close as family, some for decades. She also loved the opportunity to meet and learn from people of different backgrounds, always seeking to make connections and welcome them into her family’s life.
She will be dearly missed by all who had the opportunity to know her for her kind and generous spirit. Eleanor will be most remembered by her closest friends and family for the impact her love and sacrifices made, and her spirit lives on in the community she left behind.