Eleanor Jane Chinery

March 10, 1937January 5, 2019

Eleanor Jane Chinery, 81, passed away peacefully on 5 January 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Redding, California, surrounded by family and friends. Eleanor was born on 10 March 1937 in Toronto, Canada, the daughter of Robert James and Henrietta Marion (nee Young) Coveyduck of Newfoundland. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, George Raymond Chinery, son Mark (Rocio), daughter Debra, stepdaughter Lisa (David), and numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, brother Raymond, sister Lilly (Vincent), brother William (Betty Lou), sister Ann (Oliver), sister Helen (Mervin), brother Stanley, brother Robert (Margaret), and Mark and Debra’s father Philip. Eleanor grew up near Toronto and worked for the Bank of Canada, before moving to the United States in 1961. She then raised her family in Burbank, CA, becoming a member of First Presbyterian Church of Burbank. During her early years in Canada, she enjoyed ice skating, sewing, knitting, and baking. Later in the United States, she began rose gardening (her favorite rose was the Chicago Peace), as well as RV camping throughout California with her husband George. Collecting Lladro porcelain figurines was another passion that she developed later in life. Eleanor also enjoyed spending time with her dogs, Pup and then Andy (both Boxers), followed by Jeremiah, Ruby, and a second Jeremiah (all Schipperkes). In her professional life, Eleanor worked for Farmers Insurance in Los Angeles for 27 years, retiring as Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Real Estate in 1997. During her time at Farmers, Eleanor was known for her work ethic and hallmark organizational skills. She also made many dear friends who remained a vital part of her life, after she left the company. Shortly after retiring, Eleanor and George moved to Anderson, CA, where they took pride in building a new home. They were blessed with wonderful neighbors, who also became dear friends and welcomed them into the Anderson/Redding community. A Celebration of Life service will be held for Eleanor at the Lawncrest Chapel, Redding, at 11:00 on 25 January 2019. Please check the Lawncrest website for additional information ( In lieu of flowers, the family would request that donations be made in Eleanor’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (


  • Chapel Memorial Service Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Reception Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 25, 2019

Eleanor Jane Chinery

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Douglas Auzene

January 25, 2019

My heart goes out to Debra, Mark, Rocio & Ray for the loss of Eleanor. I had the pleasure of her care & friendship since l was 6 years old. Many good times were shared at the house on Keeler St. with Mark, Debra, our dear friend Roger & my sister Michelle. My father & Philip had a love of motorcycles, each owning Honda 305's. Godspeed, My Friend...

Heather Bocan

January 23, 2019

I remember when she was a teenager and use to babysit us. I will miss you EL. This photo is from 1944 Christmas, I believe it was taken at T. Eaton.