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Eleanor Meyer Graf

April 1, 2012

Colington- Eleanor Meyer Graf’s life ended at her home Sunday April 1, 2012. She was 85. Eleanor was born in Mt. Vernon, New York May 28, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Walter Meyer and Mary Van Gieson Meyer and the wife of 52 years to the late Richard James Graf, Esq. Her son, William “Billy” Graf preceded her in death as well.

After completing high school, Eleanor attended Oklahoma State University. Later in life she sold ladies apparel at Esther Stevens, organized estate sales, and was a bookkeeper in the railroad industry. She was most proud of her work as a devoted wife and mother and took great pride contributing to the community through the United Way, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Northport Fire Department, and Habitat For Humanity to name a few.

Surviving Eleanor Graf are two sons, Richard “Rick” Graf, and Dave Graf; one daughter Liz Graf; two daughters in law, Karen and Sara Graf; six grandchildren, Melissa, Shannon, Ramsey, Jana, Ashley, and Anthony; nine great-grandchildren Tanner, Rex, Emerie, Keagan, Hailey, Dory, Hunter, Austin, and Evan; one brother,Walter Meyer, Jr.; one sister, Marilyn Meyer Arndt; and a host of extended family members and treasured friends.

The family held a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations in Eleanor’s name be forwarded to Dare County Home Health and Hospice PO Box 1000 Manteo, NC 27954. Condolences to the Graf family may be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.