CARPENTER—Ellen “Eleanor” Jannett Carpenter (Womer), 92, of Florence, passed away peacefully Dec. 19, 2017, with family members at her side.
Eleanor was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Corvallis, Ore., the second daughter to Paul and Tressie Womer. Her parents owned and operated Womer’s Variety Store in Florence in both downtown and on Highway 101 until 1958.
Eleanor graduated from Siuslaw High School and was the Salutatorian. She was a member of the Civic Theatre and also loved square dancing and playing canasta.
She married Joseph Hamlet in 1942 and, together, they had five children who survive her: Gary Hamlet (wife, Kathy), Roger Hamlet (wife Carol), Ronald Hamlet (wife Erin), Denise Herron, Paul Hamlet (wife Kay).
Eleanor is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Eleanor loved gardening, knitting and camping with family and friends. Her love of family was always present in her everyday life. Even as her later years were stricken with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, she still loved to have family and friends with her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Jacqueline McPherson of Lebanon; her first husband, Joseph Hamlet; and her second husband, Swin Carpenter.
Graveside service were held Friday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Pacific Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Florence.
A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date.
Donations can be made to the Evergreen Hospice House in Albany, Ore.
Condolences for the family can be left at www.mchenry funeralhome.com.