ELEANOR LOUISE (SILVA) NOLAN November 28, 1928 ~ January 28, 2014 Eleanor Louise (Silva) Nolan, 85, Born November 28, 1928 in Oakland, CA and passed January 28, 2014 in Richfield, CA. She attended Berkeley Schools and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. She met George H. Nolan, the love of her life, in 1948. The two married in 1950. George is a graduate of UC Berkeley and retired as Director of Finance for the City of Livermore. As a member of the Berkeley tennis club, she was a competitive tennis player as well as a competitive swimmer. She enjoyed writing and playing music as an accomplished pianist. She was very active in gardening and the hybridization of the iris as a member of the American Iris Society. She created many new color variants of iris in her garden, while a 20 year residence of Oroville, CA. Eleanor was the daughter of the late Anne H. (Menges) Silva and Frank E. Silva of Berkeley. The sister of Frank M. Silva of Sausalito and the late Marge Silva of Concord. Loving mother of Elizabeth A. (Nolan) Moskowite of Santa Rosa, William P. Nolan of Sonora, and Mary K.(Nolan) Oliver of Richfield. Grandmother to Katharine, Jennifer and Christina Oliver, Tyler Moskowite and Frank Nolan. The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the employees of Interim HealthCare of Red Bluff and St. Elizabeth's Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in her honor to the St. Elizabeth's Hospice Program in Red Bluff. Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Saturday February 1, 2014 at the Chapel of the Flowers at 816 Walnut Street in Red Bluff, CA.
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Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Jan. 31, 2014