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Eleanor B. Small


1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Eleanor B. Small Obituary
ELEANOR B. SMALL, of Riverside, CA, went home to be with the Lord on August 9, 2016 at the age of 83. Eleanor is survived by her sister, Miriam Haydel (New Orleans, LA); her brother and sister-in-law, Edwin & Andrea Bocage (Gretna, LA); son & wife, William Jr. & Linda Small (Riverside, CA); son & wife, Bruce & Cecily Small (Reno, NV); son & wife, Alan & Beth Small (Riverside, CA), daughter & husband Glynnis Small & Kevin Bowler (Riverside, CA); 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She is remembered as a loving, giving, encouraging mom but most of all by everyone as an amazing cook, who brought the family together through her New Orleans cuisine. She is greatly missed by all who knew her. Eleanor was born on February 9, 1933 in New Orleans, LA to Edwin and Violet Bocage. She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a B.A. in Education. After marriage and four children, she & her husband relocated to Riverside, CA in 1965 and both took teaching jobs. Eleanor taught kindergarten at Jefferson Elementary and earned her Master's Degree in Education, before becoming a Title 1 Specialist with RUSD. After retiring in 2003, Eleanor became a very active and dedicated member of St. Catherine's Church. She volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister where her passion for training Alter servers flourished. Eleanor also worked in the church office every Friday afternoon. Eleanor's funeral will be held at St. Catherine's on August 23rd at 11am, with burial at Riverside National Cemetery immediately following and then returning to St. Catherine's for a reception. In addition, there is a viewing from 4-8pm on August 22nd at Acheson & Graham in Riverside, with a Rosary at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate.


Published in Press-Enterprise from Aug. 19 to Aug. 21, 2016
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