Eleanor Mae Holmstad

January 9, 1938 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 82)


Eleanor Mae Spurrier was born January 9, 1938 in Decorah, Iowa. She passed away on July 31, 2020 in Stanwood, Washington at age 82.

She was the eldest daughter of Stanley and Emma Spurrier. The family moved to Washington where she attended Everett High School and enjoyed raising her young family with her first husband Ardell Toso in the Everett area with her siblings Vern (Jeannie) Spurrier, Harold Spurrier, Jerry Spurrier, Ilene (Vern) Johnson and Helen (Bob) Atkinson.

Eleanor will be greatly missed by her children, family and friends.  She was a loving mother to five children Karen Toso McCullough, Linda (Steve) Toso O’Malley, Gail (Linda) Toso, Daren (Shirley) Toso and Erin (Greg) Scott. She had 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and a zoo full of grandanimals.

A people person all her life, she worked as a grocery checker for 26 years, ran the Pro Shop at Sunland Golf Course in Sequim with her late husband Coburn Holmstad for 16 years and was a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative in the Lake Forest Park area.

In retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her partner Jim Wale in their RV throughout the southwestern states. Over the years she also enjoyed visiting her family in Hawaii, Virginia, Arizona and England.

Eleanor always loved dancing, getting her family and friends together for celebrations and finding a great sale. She was a naturally talented gardener, with a passion for growing flowers and vegetables wherever she lived.

The care she gave us in her life leaves our hearts with warm, funny, loving memories. She was wryly witty at times, intelligent, creative and always supported her friends and family with unconditional love, a non-judgmental attitude and a welcoming heart.

A celebration of life will be held in September for close family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the non-profit facilities that provided such wonderful care to her: Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood, WA at and St. Andrews Place in Port Angeles, WA. 

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