Obituary of Elinor Rose Sheets
Elinor Rose Sheets passed on peacefully, July 27, 2018, at her home in Grass Valley, CA. Three of her children were by her side.
Elinor was born February 3, 1930, in Walla Walla, WA. She picked strawberries as a child and with the help of her parents, Jacob and Martha Meckler, developed her strong work ethic.
She married Frank E. Sheets in 1958 and moved from Sacramento, CA to Marin County, CA, two years later. After a busy life of raising kids, working, and remodeling homes with Frank, she retired from The Pacific Bell Telephone Company at age 55. She was very active in the Telephone Pioneers of America, serving as President.
They moved to Grass Valley in 1987 and remained active with in the local group. In retirement she explored many of her artistic talents, watercolor painting, quilting, and wood carving. She discovered music when she was 70 and fell in love with Blue Grass music. Elinor played guitar and Dobro with the Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers for many years and enjoyed entertaining throughout the community.
Elinor was widowed from Frank E. Sheets in May 11, 2016.
She is survived by her daughter Robin E (David) Lugar; sons Kevin Lester and F. Darren Sheets; four grandchildren, as well as nephews and nieces of the Haney, Meckler and Kilpatrick families.
Services for Elinor and Frank will be held at 11 a.m., on May 10, 2019, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA. Arrangements made by Smart Cremation. Family and friends will be gathering the same afternoon in Folsom.
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