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Eleanor Olive Carter

January 27, 1927 ~ May 17, 2020 (age 93)


Eleanor O. Carter, born in Akron, Ohio January 27, 1927 passed away peacefully in Birchwood, Minnesota at her daughter Lori’s on May 17, 2020.  She was the daughter of Howard Arthur Roberts and Hazel May.  She is predeceased by her loving husband Bob in 2003 and her little sister Patricia Ann in 1932.  She left Ohio as a teenager and moved to West Haven, Connecticut where she lived most of her life! Six years ago she moved to Massachusetts to a little cottage on a lake to be closer to her family.   She is survived by her dear sister Lois Gauruder of Punta Gorda, FL,  her son Bob, daughter-in-law Judy and their three daughters Amy, Jennifer & Sarah and their spouses Bobby, Colin and Mike.   Also, her daughter Lynn and husband Howard and their two sons James and Jason of Massachusetts.  She had 11 great grandchildren! Avery, Emerson, Ian,  Caroline, Aaron, Jaydon, Gavin, Mason, Brodie, Beau & Rowan whom she adored!  


In the early 1950s Eleanor saw a miniature golf course pictured on the cover of Life magazine and thought it would be a great idea to open one. Along with her husband Bob, they not only opened one but built one by themselves. After that endeavor, they built a trampoline center and eventually opened Carter’s decorative trends (A furniture and decorating business) in 1958 on Campbell Avenue in West Haven. They eventually moved the business as it grew to Orange where they also moved to.   

Eleanor truly lived life fully with her husband and family with grace, calmness and an incredible wit. She was truly a beautiful gem!  With much love and grateful hearts until we meet again “somewhere over the rainbow!”

Our family would be pleased with any donations to the Fairview Health Services and Hospice, 11725 Stinson Avenue, Chicago, MN 55013

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