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Eleanor Bruland

December 30, 1921 - August 31, 2013

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Eleanor Bruland, a life-time resident of Whatcom County, passed away suddenly at home in Bellingham. Eleanor Knutsen married Herman Bruland, on Oct. 12, 1946. She is survived by her son, Robert (Jann) and daughter, Shelley Goodwin; grandchildren Scott (Jessica) Bruland, Kristi (Pete) Ellery, Jon (Christine) Bruland, Lori Bruland, and Jessica Robertson. She was also blessed with six great grandchildren, with two on the way.

She was Sister Catherine's administrative secretary at St. Joseph's Hospital for 16 years. Mom used to loved to play cards, bowl, dance (Danza Club), her "Club" (a group of young, married women who formed a club, which remained intact for almost 60 years), and enjoyed 50+ years at her summer cabin at Lake Samish. She was a diehard fan of the Seahawks, Husky Football, and the Mariners, and was a life-time member of Central Lutheran Church.

Farewell Tribute Information

Viewing will from 10:00 to 11:45 AM on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Moles Greenacres Memorial Park with chapel services at noon. A reception will follow on site.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lend-a-Hand through the Bellingham Herald.

Eleanor Bruland

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