Eleanor Cecilia Jakiela

September 7, 1922 - April 24, 2020
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Eleanor Cecilia Steiniger Jakiela, age 97, of Ruston, was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, on September 7, 1922, and died on April 24, 2020 in Ruston.  She was the youngest of four girls.  After graduation she married her high school sweetheart, Walter Jakiela, Sr.  During his naval career, they lived all over the United States. Eleanor…

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Fenton & Suellen Sanger left a message on May 1, 2020:
So sad for your loss of your mother. I know she represents many great memories. I felt that she was fortunate to have had you guys by her side all of these years. Very admirable.
Ken & Leslie Haynes left a message on April 29, 2020:
We have the most wonderful memories of Eleanor in Taos. She lived on our land, Buffalo Mountain Ranch, and we spent every moment we could with her. She would walk over to our house and; we would can vegetables from the local farmer, she would take over the kitchen and create the most wonderful meals, she would accompany us on our property (60 acres) and spend a whole day helping us cut wood, when we were done, she always provided the sandwiches! Eleanor loved to walk with our two beautiful shepherds and it never bothered her when we picked her up in our old van. She would exclaim: Shotgun! We were hosted in her home many times, whether it was a lunch, or a Holiday gathering! She included us as though we were her family. You could see her sporting around in her BMW with two little dog faces looking out. She will always remain in out hearts!! Thank you Barbara and Walt for sharing the most wonderful person! We will always hold your family in our thoughts. Leslie & Ken Haynes, Taos, NM
Frank Del Margo left a message on April 29, 2020:
Walter, so sorry for the loss of your Mother. The only time I saw her, was in the Albuquerque (Kirkland AFB )Military Commissary, with you, shopping. I remember what a sweet Lady she was. Passing along condolences to your Family, and sending prayers. 🙏
Suzanne left a message on April 27, 2020:
Barbara, Bobby and I will keep ya’ll in our thoughts and prayers!
Suzanne left a message on April 27, 2020:
Barbara, Bobby and I will keep ya’ll in our thoughts and prayers!
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Suzanne left a message on April 27, 2020:
Barbara, Bobby and I will keep ya’ll in our thoughts and prayers!
Judy & Mike Guidry left a message on April 26, 2020:
Walt & Barbara, I was so sad to read the FB post this morning of the passing of Walt’s mother Eleanor. Condolences and prayers for the entire Jakiela family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time of adjustment. Hold tight to the memories. 😢🌺💐❤️ Judy Guidry
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