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Eleanor Helen Rindal


1931 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Eleanor Helen Rindal Obituary
Eleanor Helen Rindal

Eleanor Helen Rindal, 82, passed away on October 18, 2013 at Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland, WA. She was born on February 22, 1931 in Kelowna, BC to Max and Alice de Pfyffer.

Helen grew up in Kelowna, BC and graduated from Kelowna HS in 1949. After high school she attended college at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC where she received a Bachelor`s degree in Home Economics. She then did her 5th year internship at the University of Washington where she met her husband Joel Rindal.

Joel and Helen were married in Kelowna, BC on March 19, 1955. They were happily married for 58 years. Helen was a member of the American Dietetic Association, Queen City Yacht Club, and Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She was also an auxiliary member of the Snoqualmie Pass Ski Patrol and while her children were young, served as President of the Ivanhoe Elementary PTA. She enjoyed skiing, boating, gardening and for over 25 years vacationing in Maui, HI and later Palm Desert, CA.

Helen is survived by her husband Joel of Bellevue, WA; her daughter Karen Dwyer (Steve) of Edmonds, WA; her son Eric Rindal (Nicole) of Walla Walla, WA; her grandchildren David Dwyer of Mountlake Terrace, WA, and Nicholas, Peter and Andrea Rindal, all of Walla Walla, WA; and her nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Alice de Pfyffer, her brother, Ralph de Pfyffer, and her grandson, Samuel Rindal.

A memorial service will be held at Queen City Yacht Club, 2608 Boyer Ave E, Seattle, WA at 2 pm on Friday, November 1, 2013. Share memories at www.becksfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 27, 2013
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