Eleanor Alyce Hart
March 11, 1927 - October 13, 2017
Eleanor Schwartzkopf Hart, a long-time resident of Portland, Oregon,
died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Salem, Oregon, on October
Born March 11, 1927, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, she was the sixth of
eight children of Alexander and Kathryn Schwartzkopf. Her family
moved to a farm near Torrington, Wyoming, on her 8th birthday.
There she learned how to thin beets and work hard alongside her
siblings. She graduated with honors from Huntley High School at the
age of 16. After graduation she spent a year in Seattle where she worked for the
Air Force during the end of World War II, returning to Wyoming to
attend the University of Wyoming. She then moved to San Francisco
where she worked for Chubb & Son as the company’s first woman underwriter.
She again returned to Wyoming to work for the University as the assistant
director of adult education. There she met Donald W. Hart of Lamont, Wyoming.
They married in 1951.
The couple traveled across the country to Santa Monica, California,
where Donald worked as an engineer for Douglas Aircraft. When he
was called for army service during the Korean War, they travelled
across country again to Ft. Eustis Virginia. This was followed by two
years in St. Louis, Missouri, for graduate school, a year in Denver,
Colorado, and finally their move to Portland in 1958.
Eleanor and Donald were members of All Saints Episcopal Church
in Portland, Oregon, where Eleanor enjoyed singing in the choir and
participating in guild activities. They were also members of the
Eastmoreland and Carousel Dance Clubs.
Eleanor’s joy in life was her children and her grandchildren. She is
survived by her three daughters: Debora Hart Cutler of Salem,
Oregon, Susan Price of Roscrea, Tipperary, Ireland, and Rebecca
Hart Taylor of Roseburg, Oregon, as well as seven grandchildren and
five great grandchildren. Three siblings also survive her: Bea Watson
of Mesa, Arizona, Robert Schwartzkopf of Douglas, Wyoming, and
Roland Schwartzkopf of Indianapolis
Arrangements are with Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service of Salem, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to University of Wyoming
Scholarship Program. A service will be held November 10, 2017 at
11AM at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd,