Eloise Jennings, 74, a longtime resident of Union, died Aug. 10, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Her funeral will be Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Tony Brandon of Baker City Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Cove Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City.
Mrs. Jennings was born May 6, 1928, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to A.C. and Lena M. “Radcliffe” Foster. She attended schools through the 11th grade in Cedaredge, Colo., and graduated from Companion Academy in Loveland, Colo. She attended Union College in Lincoln, Neb. She taught grades 1-8 in Montrose, Colo. On Aug. 22, 1948, she married Glenn Jennings in Cedaredge. In 1965 they moved to Union, where she took care of her home and children.
Mrs. Jennings was very involved in her church and worked as a church clerk in the Cove Seventh-day Adventist. She was an outstanding cook and seamstress, and loved to garden and tend to her flowers. Mrs. Jennings was a friend to many. She and Glenn cared for her mother for many years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of almost 54 years, Glenn Jennings of Baker City; her children, Sharon Jeanette Simmons and her husband, Kent, of Bakersfield, Calif., Karen Marlene Hopper and her husband, Richmond, of College Place, Wash., and Daren Lee Jennings and his wife, Steffanie, of Caldwell, Idaho; a brother, Gene N. Foster of Brier, Wash.; grandchildren, Douglas Hopper, Zachary and Brian Simmons, and Christopher, Dannielle and Hardy Jennings; a great-grandson, Devon Jared Hopper; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son; a brother, Gerald C. Foster; and a grandson, Jared Allen Hopper.
Contributions in Mrs. Jennings’ memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 16, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor