December 16, 1937 - September 14, 2021
1937 - 2021 After a full and colorful life, Eleanor Carter Church passed away on September 14, 2021. Ellie as many of her friends called her was born on December 16, 1937 in Yuba City to Tom and Vera Kerrigan. She graduated from Encinal Elementary, and Live Oak High School and Yuba College. After graduation she married Walter Carter where they both farmed for over 30 years, always helping on the ranch driving truck or tractors, whatever was needed. And always helping with the boy's sport activities. She also worked at Yuba County, Gridley, and Fremont Hospital. She was Grand Jury Foreman in 1979 and again was a member of the Jury in 2008. In 1988 she married Chandler Church and she became an avid golfer. Her love for golf took her to many countries. She was a member of Peach Tree Golf and Country Club and was Captain of the Ladies Club in 2011. People always recognized her for wearing over 80 golf hats. A special thanks to her long-time friend of over 65 years, Mitzi Hatamiya of Live Oak, for the loving care she gave her. And also, many thanks to Dr. Darrell Munzer, Dr. Michael Chin, Dr. Kline Win, Dr. Brian Jonas, her nephew Dr. Chandler Mann, and to all the nurses at the cancer center who gave her wonderful care. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Vera Kerrigan, and husband Chandler Church, and sister Dorothy Shires. She is survived by her sons, Craig (Jackie) Carter of Yuba City and Steve (Debbie) Carter of Live Oak. Grandsons, Clay Carter of Biggs, Drake (Sam) Carter of Live Oak, Thomas Carter of Yuba City and granddaughter Jaycee (Tyler) Rico of Italy, sisters Helen Burk of Live Oak and Barbara Huse of Yuba City and niece Jackie (David) Harger of Reno. Nephews, Kevin, Brad, Brent and Mark Shires of Yuba City, Tom and Dan Burk and Dr. Chandler (Ann) Church of Texas. Four great-grandchildren, Raylan, Delilah, Cabela and Brier. Sister-in-law Janice Mann of Reno. By her request services will be private. Contributions may be sent to the Marysville Cancer Center, 618 5th St., Marysville, CA 95901.
1937 - 2021 After a full and colorful life, Eleanor Carter Church passed away on September 14, 2021. Ellie as many of her friends called her was born on December 16, 1937 in Yuba City to Tom and Vera Kerrigan. She graduated from Encinal Elementary,... View Obituary & Service Information
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