Eleanor Aileen Shreve

Eleanor Aileen Shreve of Melbourne, Fla., passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Bradenton, Fla., on Dec. 28, 2012. She was 78.

The daughter of Eleanor and Arnold Garnett, she was born in Charleston, WV on Aug. 20, 1934. She married Cmdr. Lloyd H. Shreve. As the wife of a young naval officer, she moved 13 times in the first 17 years of marriage while raising four children.

She had a heart of gold and was the rock of the family, a true matriarch. Cooking was her passion, and she was always happy to set an extra place at the table. She will be sorely missed.

A resident of China Lake and Ridgecrest for more than 25 years, she is survived by her children, Paul Shreve of London, Carolina Shreve of San Diego, Linda Ribar of Ridgecrest, Sandy Ruark of Bradenton, Fla., and seven grandchildren.

In accordance with her wishes, she will be interned in the spring in Charleston, W.V., in a private family ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your local hospice.

Submitted by the family of Eleanor Aileen Shreve

Story First Published: 2013-01-16