Eleanor Vaughn Meyer, "Nana" or "Aunt CeeCee," a resident of Bluffton, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2012 at Life Care Center of Hilton Head. She was 98 years old. Miss Eleanor was born and raised in Tracey, Minnesota but moved to California with her parents, John and Vaughn Lehman, in 1927. She lived in the Los Angeles area until she retired from her work as a dental assistant in 1979. She then joined her only daughter, Judy Algar, in Dallas, Texas, so she could watch her two granddaughters grow up. When Judy and her husband, Bruce Algar, moved to Sun City in South Carolina, Miss Eleanor moved along with them. Miss Eleanor was an accomplished seamstress, knitter, and embroiderer. Her talents in the traditional Nordic art of "hardanger" were well known to her fellow members of the Dallas Needlework Guild. She also offered her skill with a needle to the Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas for a project that included individual kneelers around the altar, a frontal piece, two Bishop's chairs, and pew cushions for the clergy. In Bluffton, Miss Eleanor contributed to Julie's Mission by designing and knitting baby hats for premature infants. Eleanor Meyer was the widow of Carl Frederick Meyer of Cleveland, Ohio. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Eleanor Dyer Algar, and her son-in-law, Bruce Stuart Algar; two granddaughters, Stephanie Algar Burgoon and Bonnie Algar Grugle; and three grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Hospice Care of America and Life Care Center of Hilton Head for their gracious and loving presence in Miss Eleanor's life. The family asks that memorials be made in Miss Eleanor's name to Hospice Care of America in Beaufort, Life Care Center on Hilton Head Island, or a children's
. Arrangements were handled by Low Country Cremation Society.
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Published in The Island Packet from Nov. 14 to Dec. 14, 2012