Eleanor Olcott(1919 - 2014)

Eleanor Johnson Looker Olcott

May 9, 1919 - January 27, 2014

Eleanor Johnson Looker Olcott passed peacefully in her sleep in her Portland, Oregon home on January 27, 2014 at the age of 94. Eleanor was born to Hanna and Ewart Looker on May 9, 1919 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Looker's moved to Portland in the 1920s and Eleanor graduated from Grant High School in January 1937. Eleanor attended Oregon State University and always cheered the Beavers on especially when they played those Ducks. Eleanor worked at several well known companies as a secretary and it was while working at a mortgage company that she met and later married her loving husband of fifty seven years, Richard (Dick) H. Olcott. She was a stay-at-home mom who loved to do things to make her house her home, both inside and out.

Eleanor enjoyed sewing and working in her garden as well as playing golf and bridge. Eleanor was a lifelong member of her Sorority, Phi Beta Phi; a member of the Glendoveer Garden Club; and the PEO Sisterhood. Eleanor is survived by her son, Robert (Nancy) and daughter, Joanne and two grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on February 13, 2014 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 11229 NE Prescott St. in Portland, with a reception to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated to Albertina Kerr Centers at 424 NE 22nd Avenue Portland OR 97232 or on-line at www.albertinakerr.org/GetInvolved/WaystoDonate/DonateOnline. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home.

Funeral Home

City View Funeral Home and Cemetery
390 Hoyt St. South Salem, OR 97302
(503) 363-8652

Published in StatesmanJournal on Feb. 11, 2014