Eleanor J Kirby
(1922 - 2010)

Eleanor J Kirby

October 16, 1922

December 20, 2010

Born in Brockton, Massachusetts
Graduated Simmons Prince School of Retail Management
Managed retail sales and personnel at Jay's, a women's couture shop in downtown Boston, for 7 years.
Commissioned U.S. Air Force
Moved to Waco, TX
Moved to UK (RAF Alconbury, RAF Chelveston, RAF Cranage)
Moved to Long Island (Roslyn Air Force Station) as Squadron Commander 26th Air Division
Moved to Glide, Oregon
Married August 23 in Roseburg, Oregon
Honeymoon in Banff & Lake Louise
Doug born in Roseburg, Oregon
Moved to Portland, OR
Jane born in Portland, Oregon
Moved to Alexandria, VA
Moved to Novato, CA
Moved to Albuquerque, NM
Moved to Falls Church, VA
Moved to Denver, CO
Moved to Fairfax, VA
Traveled with Steve to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Vilnius (Russia, Lithuania)
Traveled with Steve to Tokyo, Kakegawa, Kyoto (Japan)
Traveled with Steve to Florence (Italy)
Charter member of Women in Military Service Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, the only major national memorial honoring all women who served in our nation's defense throughout history.
Moved to Green Spring Village



"The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand. The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land. The music stops and yet it echos on in sweet refrains. For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains."
Jane O'Malley
December 28th, 2010


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