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Eleanor Nasby-Gowing

October 21, 1924 - November 27, 2012

Eleanor Frances Nasby-Gowing passed away in Portland, Oregon November 27, 2012 at the age of 88. She was born in Portland on October 21, 1924 to parents Sam and Mary Rinella. Raised in the Portland area, she attended Cleveland High School and then Girl’s Polytechnic in 1942. Eleanor Nasby-Gowing

Eleanor went on to become a police officer for the City of Portland working in the Juvenile Division for 26 years. She retired in 1979. Eleanor was first married in 1967 to Robert Lloyd Nasby who passed away in September of 2005. In October 2009, Eleanor married Harold M Gowing, Jr. in Portland. Eleanor was an active member of the Lower Columbia Peace Officers, including serving as President for one year. She enjoyed visits to the coast and museums with her husband, painting, and spending time in Arizona. She was a loving and caring woman, very protective, and always looked out for others.

Eleanor is survived by her husband, Harold Gowing Jr.; son, Tony Johnson, 8 stepchildren; sister, Rosemary Salle, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Thursday December 6, 2012 at 10:30am, with visitation beginning at 9am the same day. Eleanor will be laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery following the service. For more information please visit

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