Elinor Huston Dean who resided at The Living Center at Geneva (formerly of Trumansburg) passed away at The Living Center on Saturday, January 4, 2003 at the age of 99.
Born on October 5, 1903 in Hector, New York, Elinor was the daughter of Samuel E. and Fannie Ely Huston. She was married to Fred S. Dean on January 1, 1927 in her home in Hector. They lived on a farm located on Searsburg Road for many years where Elinor was busy keeping a 14-room home, caring for flowers, gardening and hooking rugs in her spare time. In 1953 Fred built a home on Whig Street in the village of Trumansburg where the couple celebrated their 66th anniversary on January 1, 1993. (Mr. Dean passed away on January 21, 1993) Shortly after her husband's death Elinor moved to the Church Home in Geneva.
Elinor was active in the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses and was one of the oldest members. She was also a member of a church circle Book Club, the Taughannock Chapter of the DAR, the Trumansburg Senior Citizen's and the Garden Club. During WW II Elinor served as a spotter at the Rice Farm where she was responsible for reporting the approach of enemy planes. She also worked at Cornell University during the registration period.
In addition to her husband, Elinor was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Shedrick of Buffalo. She is survived by a son, Richard E. (Miriam) Dean of Trumansburg; two granddaughters, Alison Dean of Chicago, IL and Traci Dean of Washington, DC; a niece, Martha Crawford of Westwood, MA and two great-nieces, Amy Cadell of Waitsfield, VT and Nan Beringer of Temple, NH.
A Memorial Service, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses, will be scheduled and announced in early May of 2003.
Contributions in Elinor's memory may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses, P.O. Box 597, Trumansburg, NY 14886 or to the Trumansburg Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 418, Trumansburg, NY 14886.
For additional information, the funeral home may be contacted by calling 1-888-534-5446.
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