On January 18, 2008, Eleanor Haslam Naylor, passed away at her home in Palos Verdes where she lived for 34 years. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa in 1923, and lived in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Jersey before moving to California in 1966. Known as Ellie by her friends, she was active in the Peninsula Women’s Club and served as President. A homemaker most of her life, upon retirement she and her husband, Ken, moved to the California central coast, where they continued to play golf and travel extensively. Ellie returned to Palos Verdes upon Ken’s death after 52 years of marriage. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Naylor of Palos Verdes Estates, Ca; son, Kenneth Naylor (Karen) of Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca.; daughter Susanne Duits (John) of Huntington Beach, Ca.; and son, Craig Naylor of Costa Mesa, Ca. Her youngest daughter, Joanne Tompkins (Chris) preceded her in death. She leaves behind 8 grandchildren. She will be missed by her family and friends.

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  1. Mom was all about family. Her commitment and hard work despite many trials she faced are commendable and have provided a strong foundation for her kids. Her family knew what a loving family was and we were always there for each other, even until Mom’s last day, Jan 18, 2008. Even though it was hard to watch her decline, the courage she showed as she battled one thing after another gave us all pride, and we pray for that same inner strength. She has instilled in all of us a true sense of how families should be and we will carry on, in her memory, all the traditions she began, not simply because we’ve grown accustomed to them, but to honor her. We were fortunate to spend every holiday with her and Dad and hope that our kids will share such good fortune. I would hope that my grandchildren someday get to know me as they knew her. The trips to Hawaii, Arkansas, Iowa, Colorado, Mt. Rushmore, etc are memories John, the girls and I will always have. We will always miss you, Mom! But your memory and hopefully some of that strength you displayed will reside in all of us! We love you!

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