Elinor Benson Murray died peacefully on February 26, 2017 at the Life Care Center of Evergreen Colorado. She was 89. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harry, daughter & son-in-law Ellen & Joe Howe, grandchildren Connor & Kate Howe, Brandon Williams and Matthew Murray, stepson Tim & Joy Murray, niece Pam Benson, nephew Warren Benson and first cousins Barbara and Paul Hardy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Alton Benson, brother, Warren Benson & beloved aunt, Abbie Helstrom.
Elinor was born in Saugus, Mass. and attended Saugus High School. During her 20s, Elinor worked at General Electric in Lynn and attended St. John’s Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school. Elinor always loved New England and the ocean.
In 1958 she married Harry and moved to Akron, Ohio. In 1973 they moved to Lebanon, Ohio, where they lived for 43 years. She spent many years painting and antiquing. She enjoyed working in craft and antique co-ops. She was an avid member of the Episcopal Church, attending St. Patrick’s in Lebanon and St. George’s in Dayton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Mount Evans Home Care & Hospice, Evergreen.