Longtime Turlock resident, business woman, volunteer and friend Eleanor Hendrickson, age 95 passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 13, 2021 at a local Hospice Facility.
Eleanor L Schultz was born in Glendora, CA on March 27, 1926, the oldest of 3 children, to Clyde Eugene and Zetta (Shotwell) Schultz.
After living in different areas of California the family settled in the Turlock area where she met and married the love of her life, Ivan Hendrickson in 1948. 2 sons were born, Ivan “Douglas” and Clyde Hendrickson.
Established by Ivan in 1946 the family built what has become a Turlock mainstay, Hendrickson’s Turlock Music. Proudly celebrating it’s 75th anniversary.
Being a deeply faithful person Eleanor always put her faith and trust in the Lord and always encouraged others to do the same. Her service in the Lord began with her family in the Dunkard Bretheren, later she was very active with other churches in the Turlock area including Bethel Temple, Harvest Church and The Salvation Army Church.
Eleanor was an incredibly giving and loving woman, always wanting to help in any way she could. After she retired from the music store, at 86 years old!, she was still very active, Volunteering as a greeter at Turlock’s Emanuel hospital and helping the less fortunate at the Salvation Army Kitchen.
Surviving family and friends who were graced and honored to share Eleanor’s life include both of her sons, 3 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by the many thousands she touched with her wonderful giving spirit and joy of life through the music store, church involvement and volunteer efforts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and both her brother and sister.
Graveside services were held on April 21, 2021 at Turlock Memorial Park where, in the presence of loved ones, she was laid to rest with Ivan.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Salvation Army Corps, In memory of Eleanor Hendrickson, Turlock. 893 Lander Ave, Turlock CA 95380.
Eleanor will be forever deeply missed by all that knew her.
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