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Obituary: Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz 1915 ~ 2005 On September 14th, 2005, Eleanor Lutz, a woman of great character , humor, independence, and courageous spirit left this world to join her heavenly father and be re-united with her husband Arthur. During her eight-years battle with the ravages of Alzheimer's disease, Eleanor shared her plucky and loving spirit with her family and many generous and devoted caretakers. While Alzheimer's shattered Eleanor's memory, she was able to leave a remembrance for all who knew this great lady. This was Eleanor's gift to us. Eleanor is survived by sons, Peter, of Farmington , Utah, and Scott (Debbie) of Sandy, Utah. She leaves behind 4 grandchildren: Steven, Megan, Nickolaus, and Wolfgang Preceded in death by husband Arthur (1992), and daughter-in-law Rebecca (2000), and nine brothers and sisters: Mamie, Bill, Henry, Charles, Wilbur, Carolyn, Rosezela, Eddy, and Martha. Born November 15, 1915 in Williston, N.D. to Henry and Elizabeth Schneider, Eleanor was the youngest of 10 children. At the age of 18, Eleanor moved to Salt Lake City to work as a beautician in the downtown area.. She later opened her own successful beauty parlor at the Belvedere Hotel . One of Eleanor's proud accomplishments was growing prize African Violets, for which she won wide acclaim throughout the intermountain area. In addition to raising her two sons, Peter and Scott, Eleanor achieved success as one the first woman real estate brokers in Utah owning and operating Indian Hills Real Realty We would like to thank the many caretakers who lovingly cared for her during her battle with Alzheimer's. Our deepest appreciation to Garden Terrace during the early years of her disease, and special heartfelt thanks to Alta Ridge Assisted Living and Alta Ridge Alzheimer's Facility. Elisa, Debra, Jasmine, Ramone, Kathy, Mitzi and Donna, we especially thank you for endearing yourselves to Eleanor during very difficult times. The terrific care given her by Deb, Cassie, Dave, Joan, Sue and Adria at Harmony Hospice will never be forgotten. God bless you all. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1975 South 2300 East. A vigil service will be hled Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, where friends may calk from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Committal, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and T Street. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 845 East 4800 South Suite 120, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84107, website www.alz.org.