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In Memory Of Our Poets

Eleanor Ellison (Foreman) (1922-2012) - Class Of 1939

ELEANOR FOREMAN (1922 - 2012)

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Foreman, Eleanor Ellison died Saturday, May 5, 2012, surrounded by family at her home on Lake Martin near Alexander City, Alabama, following an extended illness. She was 89.

Eleanor was born on September 2, 1922, in Montgomery, Alabama, and lived most of her life there. She graduated from Sidney Lanier High School, where she received notoriety for her role as leading lady Nora Trinell in the senior play Remember The Day. She then attended Huntingdon College. In 1941, she met Hubert Park Foreman, while he was stationed at Maxwell Field for advanced training in the Air Corps to serve in World War II. The two were married on October 10, 1942, at the home of her parents, Malcolm Walker Ellison and Eleanor Wilson, on Pleasant Avenue in Montgomery.

Eleanor lived her last years at her home on Lake Martin. She and her husband had previously owned a vacation house on Lake Martin while they lived in Montgomery, and the family enjoyed many days of swimming, skiing, cooking out, fishing, and tubing there.

She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, the National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons, the Tohopeka Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Nicolas Martiau Descendant Association.

She is predeceased by her husband, Hubert Park Foreman; her daughter, Kathryn Foreman Giddens; her grandson, Michael Parke Giddens; and her second husband, Robert Louis Salzarulo.

She is survived by her daughter, Diana Foreman Gidiere; six grandchildren, Suzanne Elizabeth Gidiere, Philip Stephen Gidiere III, Laura Kathryn Howard, Robert Cole Giddens Jr., Cynthia Diana Abston, and Andrew Parke Gidiere; and seven great grandchildren, Michael Blake Howard, Philip Stephen Gidiere IV, John Cole Abston, Olivia Grace Giddens, Hannah Lee Giddens, Anna Marie Abston, and Caroline Louise Baker Gidiere.

Visitation is at Leak Memory Chapel at 10 o'clock on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, followed at 11 o'clock by a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama. Reverend Claude E. McRoberts III will officiate.

Honorary pallbearers are Philip Stephen Gidiere III, Robert Cole Giddens Jr., Davis Whitted Bennett III, Sydney Christopher Vizzina, David Mitchell Godbold Jr., Kent Martin, John Frank Abston, Michael Shane Howard, Joseph Wyatt Godbold, and Andrew Parke Gidiere.

The family requests that donations be sent to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1728 South Hull Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104, or Children's Harbor, 1 Our Children's Highway, Alexander City, Alabama 35010. Online condolences can be made at www.leak-mc.com


Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from May 7 to May 8, 2012