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 Elinor <I>Dunham</I> Flint

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Elinor Dunham Flint

Birth
Death
12 Nov 2013 (aged 97)
Burial
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
Plot
Section 1
Memorial ID
120226500 View Source

Elinor Dunham Boone Flint, a resident of "The Cypress" retirement community in Hilton Head, SC, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Born on January 30, 1916, in Salisbury, NC, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Whitfield Dunham and Lizette Trexler Dunham.

She was the widow of her first and second husbands, Demetrius Leonard Boone, Jr. and Wallace Newton Flint.

Elinor was blessed with a long, full life and maintained her grace, beauty, positive outlook, and good humor throughout her years.

She grew up in Durham, NC, attended Duke University, and graduated from Longwood College in Virginia where she was certified in early childhood education.

She became a dedicated kindergarten teacher in Durham and continued her interest and giftedness with children during her senior years when she volunteered as a reading mentor in an elementary school in Hilton Head.

She and her first husband, D. L. Boone, Jr., raised their family in First Presbyterian Church of Durham, NC. During these years, she was an active member of the Junior League of Durham and was a devoted volunteer at the hospital for children with cerebral palsy.

After her marriage to Wallace Flint, the couple lived in Arlington, Va., and when Mr. Flint retired, they moved to Hilton Head Island in the 1970's.

Mrs. Flint was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head where she served as an Elder and was a contributor to outreach programs of the church.

The highlight of Elinor's life were her three daughters, and in later years, her five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She loved and provided for them devotedly and was deeply beloved by each of them.

Her family will cherish the memories of the joyful family experiences, such as wonderful meals, vacations, and holiday traditions that she provided.

The faith, hope, and strength she exhibited in both the joys and trials throughout her life journey significantly influenced her daughters and their families. She enjoyed many happy friendships wherever she lived.

Mrs. Flint is predeceased by her daughter, Martha Boone McGarry and an infant daughter, Elinor Diana Boone. She is also predeceased by two brothers, John (Jack) William Dunham and Edgar Whitfield Dunham, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters Susanne Lake Query and husband Dick of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Lizette Boone Steinbrueck of Denver, CO, her son-in-law, William David McGarry of Chevy Chase, MD, and her step-son, Robert Flint (Cindy) of Great Falls, VA. Grandchildren include: Robert Scott Lake (Piave) of Daniel Island, SC, Julia Lake Shealy (Andy) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Ashley Steinbrueck Hashimoto (Riki) of Denver, CO, and William McGarry and Elinor (Ellie) McGarry, both of Chevy Chase, MD. She will be missed by her great grandchildren, Grace and Rose Lake, Will and Julian Shealy, and Caroline and Sophia Hashimoto, and her nieces and nephew.

The Island Funeral Home and Crematory

Elinor Dunham Boone Flint, a resident of "The Cypress" retirement community in Hilton Head, SC, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Born on January 30, 1916, in Salisbury, NC, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Whitfield Dunham and Lizette Trexler Dunham.

She was the widow of her first and second husbands, Demetrius Leonard Boone, Jr. and Wallace Newton Flint.

Elinor was blessed with a long, full life and maintained her grace, beauty, positive outlook, and good humor throughout her years.

She grew up in Durham, NC, attended Duke University, and graduated from Longwood College in Virginia where she was certified in early childhood education.

She became a dedicated kindergarten teacher in Durham and continued her interest and giftedness with children during her senior years when she volunteered as a reading mentor in an elementary school in Hilton Head.

She and her first husband, D. L. Boone, Jr., raised their family in First Presbyterian Church of Durham, NC. During these years, she was an active member of the Junior League of Durham and was a devoted volunteer at the hospital for children with cerebral palsy.

After her marriage to Wallace Flint, the couple lived in Arlington, Va., and when Mr. Flint retired, they moved to Hilton Head Island in the 1970's.

Mrs. Flint was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head where she served as an Elder and was a contributor to outreach programs of the church.

The highlight of Elinor's life were her three daughters, and in later years, her five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She loved and provided for them devotedly and was deeply beloved by each of them.

Her family will cherish the memories of the joyful family experiences, such as wonderful meals, vacations, and holiday traditions that she provided.

The faith, hope, and strength she exhibited in both the joys and trials throughout her life journey significantly influenced her daughters and their families. She enjoyed many happy friendships wherever she lived.

Mrs. Flint is predeceased by her daughter, Martha Boone McGarry and an infant daughter, Elinor Diana Boone. She is also predeceased by two brothers, John (Jack) William Dunham and Edgar Whitfield Dunham, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters Susanne Lake Query and husband Dick of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Lizette Boone Steinbrueck of Denver, CO, her son-in-law, William David McGarry of Chevy Chase, MD, and her step-son, Robert Flint (Cindy) of Great Falls, VA. Grandchildren include: Robert Scott Lake (Piave) of Daniel Island, SC, Julia Lake Shealy (Andy) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Ashley Steinbrueck Hashimoto (Riki) of Denver, CO, and William McGarry and Elinor (Ellie) McGarry, both of Chevy Chase, MD. She will be missed by her great grandchildren, Grace and Rose Lake, Will and Julian Shealy, and Caroline and Sophia Hashimoto, and her nieces and nephew.

The Island Funeral Home and Crematory


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