Eleanor B. Barron

Eleanor B. Barron passed away on July 6, 2009, at home in Windsor, Calif. with her loving family by her side. She fought a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Eleanor was born in Manhattan on January 29, 1923, and grew up in Brooklyn. She became interested in the stock market and later became one of approximately 1,200 women brokers in the U.S. at the time.



She started working for Christian Dior in 1964 until 1975, starting in sales. She became one of their lead designers of women's shirts. She also worked for Women's Wear Daily and Elle Magazine. She was a member of the Screen Actor's Guild, appearing in commercials and movies as an "extra." She was married twice, both ending in divorce. She had no children.



Eleanor had a passion for golf and was in many tournaments. She also enjoyed dancing, billiards, and going to casinos. She was a world traveler and adventurer. Her favorite place was Paris, France which she visited many times. "She never met a stranger."



She relocated from the East Coast to Ashland, Ore., and then lived in Talent for eight years, where she enjoyed many close friendships and happy times.



Eleanor moved to Windsor, Calif., in October, 2007, to live with her "Heart Family," Nancy Tonelli, Karen Murley, and Maltese puppies, Gracie and Jackson. She leaves behind many cherished friends in California, Oregon and on the East Coast.. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Blanche BeKay. At her request there will be no service.



Donations may be made to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.