A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, 605 Commercial St., SE, Salem, Ore. 97301, for Eileen Greenwood Fliniau. Mrs. Fliniau passed away peacefully July 9 following a full, active and happy life. She was 93.
Mrs. Fliniau was born on May 23, 1914, to Margaret and Hubert Greenwood in Leamington Spa, England. She then moved with her family to the United States, where she was raised in Hollywood.
Mrs. Fliniau’s life was a potpourri of experiences. Early on, her interests were tennis and horsemanship, and she had an enduring interest in dance. She and her sister danced a full season at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, which led to a short career in film just before her marriage to Frank Fliniau.
Mrs. and Mr. Fliniau’s life together was one of parenting, traveling, golf and charity work. Mr. Fliniau’s career as an United States Army officer led the family to many interesting duty stations, including Salem, Ore. Mrs. and Mr. Fliniau moved to Lake Wildwood in 1978, where they lived together until Mr. Fliniau’s death in 1989. Mrs. Fliniau left Lake Wildwood in 1992 and moved back to Salem, Ore., becoming a resident of Salemtowne. For the last two years, she was a resident of Lancaster Village.
Mrs. Fliniau is survived by her children, Pamela of Salem, Ore., and Michael of Four Seasons, Mo.; grandchildren Christine of Las Vegas, Nev., Wendy of La Mesa and Jon of Reno, Nev.; stepgrandchildren Teri Turner of Depoe Bay, Ore., and Gregg Rankin of Corvallis, Ore.; and great-grandchild, Zachary of La Mesa. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Frank Fliniau.
Mrs. Fliniau’s family particularly wants to thank staff members of Lancaster Village and Odyssey Health Service for their care and love.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Union Gospel Mission, 345 Commercial St. NE, Salem, Ore. 97301.
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