Obituaries & Tributes
date of birth March 1 2020
date of death March 1 2020
Eleanor Reddick, “an amazing woman and treasured friend”, rejoined her Creator on March 1, 2020 at age 64. Her last couple of years had been difficult in terms of her health but, always strong, she fought bravely and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Eleanor was born the 5th of five children of Barney and Catherine Haley in Havre, Montana. In her fifth year, the family moved to Oregon, where she began grade school. Three years later, the children lost their father after a long illness. She started high school at Beaverton High. In her Junior year, following the sudden death of her mother, she moved to live with her sister, Carlisle, in Berkeley, California. She graduated from Berkeley High School.
Eleanor earned her Bachelors in Education from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She married Jerry Reddick and they moved to a small farm in Newberg, filled with creatures big and small. That marriage was blessed with two daughters, Haley and Alison. Because of her strong feelings that children have individual learning needs, Eleanor first taught at an alternative school and after her children were born, opened a school for a small group of students in her home. Always dedicated to a positive future, Eleanor went on to offer 30 plus years to teaching Newberg’s children. Her career was summed up by a friend: “A clear, deep and never-ending dedication to her children. And that did not mean just her own children. Eleanor spent her life working to instill intelligence, confidence and love in so many hundreds of young people, probably thousands.”
Eleanor’s passion was always reflected in her dedication to her daughters and, later, their husbands. In her last decade, this was expanded to include her joy being around and caring for her four wonderful grandchildren. She found that real beauty was in nature, surrounding herself by green trees and centering her time with family at the lake.
This “…strong and ethical woman, dedicated to her family and to the greater good of her community”, “a woman of grace and wisdom”, was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister Mary (Haley) Baker. She is survived by her daughters, Haley Scott (Michael) and Alison Plummer (Ben), her grandchildren Brandon and Collin Scott and Evelyn and Camilla Plummer; her sister Carlisle Peel and brothers Jim and Charles Haley; and multiple cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at The Old Schoolhouse at 23945 NE North Valley Road, Newberg, Oregon at 2:00 in the afternoon.
18 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Haley Scott & Family You will forever be in our hearts
Candle lit by Maureen
Candle lit by Love
Candle lit by Amber Revelation 21:3&4. May we cherish all the beautiful memories. May we celebrate her in our days. And may you girls have a peaceful week
Candle lit by Shiela Rector I remember her wicked sense of humor and her intelligence. She was such a deep thinker. When Eleanor spoke, we all listened because we knew what she had to say would be of worth. She applied that same deep thinking to her students and how best to serve them. Rest in peace, my friend.
Candle lit by Sue McQuilkin To Haley, Alison and their families, We send love and prayers of comfort for each of you. We’re never ready to lose our mothers but may your loving memories bring a smile to your heart and bring you joy forever.
Candle lit by Marina Haley Well loved, I wish you peace and know you will be with your family always.
Candle lit by Alison Plummer
Candle lit by John Edens A wonderful educator and a wonderful human being. Mrs. Reddick had a profound influence on me when I was part of her class in fourth and fifth grade. She will be missed!
Candle lit by Marji Martin To a very special lady ♥️
Candle lit by Debbie Roth Haley and Alison, so sorry for the loss of your dear mom. She will be missed by many. I have very fond memories of our times at the lake and will now treasure the memories even more. Your mom had a kind and caring soul. She will be missed by a lot of people. Take care, Debbie Roth
Candle lit by ivaly alexander sending prayers of peace. she will be truly remembered as such a kind soul.
Candle lit by Caitlin Stanton (Porter) I was one of Mrs. Reddick's students at Mabel Rush Elementary. She is one of the teachers I remember best, for being a kind, affirming presence in my life. She made a big impression on all of her students I believe, because she was one of those rare adults who you felt really saw into your heart, saw you for who you were. I live on a farm on Whidbey Island in Washington state now, and unfortunately won't be able to attend the service, but I believe I am one of hundreds if not thousands of ripples Mrs. Reddick made in the world through her kindness to her students.
Candle lit by Barbara Mann Amazing teacher: a woman of Wisdom, patience, grace and insight. She spoke for the kids and wanted what was best for them always...
Candle lit by Rob So sad to hear of dear Eleanor leaving this life too soon. Always impressed how she could talk about anything, sharing her wisdom. She cared deeply for many friends but family was special, especially her girls and those grandkids. She will truly be missed.
Candle lit by Jane Be at peace my friend
Candle lit by Candace Walker-Garner I am so sorry for your great loss. My heart aches for your family and the loss this world now has without Eleanor. I first met Eleanor at Portland Community School and then was privileged to be part of the school she & Jerry hosted at their house. Eleanor was a larger than life person to me in those years. I idolized her and her huge heart. She was a wonderful teacher and taught me many life long lessons. She will be missed.