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Eleanor Dunn



Eleanor Theresa (Genson) Dunn died January 30, 2014 in Portland, Ore., after a brief illness.

Eleanor was born on March 8, 1939, in Seattle, WA. She grew up in Washington State, attending the SDA school in North Bend, Wash. She married Wilbert Fredrick Dreger in 1954, and they had seven children, born in Washington State and Canada, where they relocated in 1958. They lived and farmed in Edmonton, Alberta, until she moved back to Snoqualmie, Wash., in 1965. She raised her family in Washington and Oregon, finally moving to Snohomish in 2005. She lived there until she moved to live with her son Will in Goldendale in 2013.

She was a long-time member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and loved embroidery and craftwork, including bridal bouquets. She learned to love her family, and to enjoy fun times with them. She also loved seeing and hearing about her grandkids and what they were doing.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Al.

Eleanor is survived by a sister, Yvonne Thomas and a brother Jed Genson; her children David (Gloria) Dreger, Clint (Elaine) Dreger, Julie (Fred) Frost, Wes (Diane) Dreger, Will (Lesley) Dreger, Robin (Stuart) Sherman, and Brian Genson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial services in her honor will be held on Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m. at Father's House Fellowship. There will be a potluck dinner for family and friends after the service.


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