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In Memory

Eleanor Menold - Class Of 1965


Eleanor was killed in a car accident on December 19, 1970 at the age of 23.

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12/27/08 07:54 PM #1    

Helen And Keenan (Keenan) (1968)

I didn't know Eleanor well, just as being my classmate Ed's older sister. I always thought she was so pretty and she was a very kind person.

I don't know if this is true or not and please correct me if I'm wrong, but for all these years I was under the impression that the car accident took place while she and her new husband were on their honeymoon. How sad!

Even though I didn't know Eleanor well, for some reason I have thought about her often over the years.

Rest in peace sweet girl!

05/25/09 08:55 PM #2    

Barbara Grossmann (Behan) (1973)

ai didn't know Eleanor but I knew Brian Menold, was Brian her brother? Brian graduated in 1973.

07/03/09 04:39 PM #3    

Betty McGee (Ferguson) (1968)

Eleanor was a very sweet and caring person. I remember when she got married and while on her honeymoon I read of her and her husband's death. It was so sad. Rest in peace, Eleanor.

06/23/13 09:14 PM #4    

Ed Menold (1968)

Eleanor and husband of 2 weeks, Bob, were killed in a car accident in Evanston, Wyoming, on their way back to Tacoma Washington, from their honeymoon.  Eleanor was a Captain in the Army, stationed at Madigan General Hospital in Tacoma.  They were noth buried in Iowa, where Bob was from.  Would enjoy hearing from some of her classmates.  Brother Brian and I sadly miss her.  Our parents never recovered from the loss.

Ed Menold 

06/23/13 10:54 PM #5    

Linda Rudolph (Fletcher) (1965)

Ed~ El & I were in the same class. As I recall, she was enrolled in CP Scientific & I was CP Academic. We shared a few classes. My memories of El were that of a sweet and caring person. I always admired her intelligence. News of her death shattered me. At that time of our lives, you just think you are invincible & nothing will happen to you or anyone you know. It is something that has always stayed with me. Very sad. I can not imagine how it impacted your family. Being a parent now, the thought of your child dying before you is something you just do not think about. I know it is years later, but please accept my most sincere sympathy and condolences.


Ed...I see in your note that Eleanor was a Captain in the Army. There should be a flag by her name in the alumni profiles. Is there a way to correct that?

06/24/13 07:38 PM #6    

SaraJane Bauer (Adair) (1965)

I have very fond memories of Eleanor, we used to walk to school together every day, especially in grammer school...Garden Lake School #1...we had alot of fun, they were like little adventures some times! It was so sad to lose her at such a very young age....we sort of went different ways in hghschool, I always considered her a good friend growing up!


06/26/13 06:12 AM #7    

Thomas R. Dumas (1964)

Ed, so sorry for your loss.  I grew up on Carver Ave., behind your home and 2-3 homes to the West.  Eleanor was always so smart.

one thing I remember from the neighborhood, is your father walking home from the train.  What a healthy thing to do.

12/19/15 10:02 PM #8    

Ed Menold (1968)

 Ellie sat next to me at the welcome dinner for new officers arriving at Madigan Medical Center. Probably in January, 1970.  Because our last names are pretty close, mine being Menaul.  Ellie was smart, a bit anti-authoritarian, and pretty.  Being single, I was immediately attracted.  Only to find out shortly thereafter that she was serious about an enlisted man.  A physical therapist, too, as I recall, but an enlisted man nevertheless.  The army frowned on that.

She occasionally worked in the satellite clinic where I worked, so we visited from time to time.  I met her husband to be and was impressed.  It was absolutely devastating when we heard of their deaths.  There was a service for her (and her husband, too?) at the small chapel at Madigan.  There were no dry eyes in the building.  I have thought of her and her untimely, sad death many times over the years and what a loss it was.  This was sen to me by  Robb Menaul who served with her in the Army

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