Eleanor T. Finney
September 9, 1927 – November 19, 2017
Eleanor Terra Finney grew up in the Lemoore area. After graduating from high school, she worked as a telephone operator in the mid-1940's. She met her husband, Russell L. Finney while working in northern California. After children arrived, they moved back to the Hanford area and lived in the same house until her death. She was active in the Parent Teachers Association at Lee Richmond School.
Eleanor suffered from Rheumatoid arthritis which caused her to be bedridden for the last 27 years. Husband Russell, was her primary caregiver until his death five years ago. She had wonderful caregivers the last several years in Kimberly Oviedo, Tammy Rivas and Brenda Jones.
She was preceded in death by her parents, long-time Lemoore residents Samuel and Rose Terra. Also preceding her death were her siblings, Thelma, Samuel, Leonard, Ernest and Edward Terra, Helen Terra Stover and Evelyn Terra Hartle. Eleanor's husband Russell passed away five years ago.
She is survived by son, Ronald E. Finney (Judith Cox-Finney) and daughter Terry L. McGahan (Joseph). Also surviving her are four grandchildren, Rodger Finney, Terra Finney Wilson, Stacey Vickers, Stephanie Martin and seven great grandchildren, Hannah Gore, Matthew Wilson, Lauren Wilson, Luke Vickers, Sam Vickers, Blynn Martin and Rusty Martin.
A chapel blessing will be a Whitehurst McNamara funeral chapel on Monday, 11/27/17 at 11:30 a.m. with burial immediately following at Lemoore Cemetery.