Eleanor Pifer-Pallay, born October 10, 1944 to Thelma and Harvey Pifer in Eugene, OR, passed away unexpectedly in Houston, TX on March 11, 2019. 

    She was a retired realtor, mother and grandmother. Eleanor grew up in Battle Ground, WA and later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, MD in 1968. 

    After college, Eleanor lived in Maryland and West Virginia where she raised three sons: Todd, Michael and Joshua Pallay. She returned to the PNW in 1987 and worked in real estate until retirement. 

    Eleanor enjoyed traveling, family, singing with her sisters and in church choirs. She cared for her mother and father for many years before their passing. She kept busy with various work and hobbies after retirement with family and friends. 

    Eleanor is survived by three sons, six grandchildren, and three sisters, Ina Tichenor, Suzie Myers and Caroline Hansen. 

    She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Cliff Pifer. 

    Memorial service will be held at Meadow Glade Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 11001 NE 189th St., Battle Ground, WA 98604 on April 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. 

    Please sign her guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits.