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WASHINGTON Eleanor Sveinsson Eleanor Sveinsson, 89, of Yakima, Wash., died in her sleep Saturday, April 30, 2005. She was born Marion Eleanor Lundstedt on Sept 22, 1915, to George Irving Lundstedt (born in Chicago of Swedish and Norwegian descent) and Helen Lundstedt Lundstedt (born in Sweden). Eleanor was the eldest of triplets. The birth of Eleanor, Harold and Mildred was featured featured as front page news in the Los Angeles Times. She grew up in Temple City, a suburb of Los Angeles. She graduated from Pasadena High School in 1934 and Poly-tech Poly-tech Poly-tech Cosmetology College in 1936. Eleanor married Johannes (Joe) Sveinsson on Oct. 31, 1938. Joe worked for Pacific Rock and Gravel During World War II, he was stationed stationed in Central America, building air strips for the Army Air Corps; Eleanor spent three months in Central Central America to be near him. Later, they lived in Gonzales for 42 years, where Eleanor was a devoted mother and homemaker, a gardener extraordinaire and won ribbons ribbons in the fair for her afghans, knitting and crocheting. crocheting. In 1992, Joe and Eleanor retired to Yakima to be near their son, Ken, and family. They became members of the 35th Avenue Seventh-Day Seventh-Day Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Yakima. Memberships: Hoe and Show Garden Club; American-Scandinavian American-Scandinavian American-Scandinavian Society; Salinas Seventh-Day Seventh-Day Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She held various church positions over the years, including serving as flower coordinator for 15 years; General Superintendent Superintendent for a year and as a long-term long-term long-term choir member; Eleanor also regularly taught Bible lessons at the church. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, and by her siblings, Earl, Harold and Mildred. Survivors: Children, Kenneth Joel (Valerie) Sveinsson of Yakima, Joleen Helen (John) Kinney of Pooler (Savannah), (Savannah), Ga., Johannes Carl (Joan) Sveinsson of Piano (Dallas), Texas; sister, Lydia Weisz; grandchildren, Heather N. Sveinsson, Eric K. Sveinsson, Lyf K. (Heather) Titcomb; greatgrandchildren, greatgrandchildren, Tyler, Ailee and Emily Titcomb. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Keith and Keith Funeral Home on Yakima Ave., Yakima. Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Keith and Keith Terrace Heights Chapel.