Eleanor Boyd Rockwood Kosorok

06/17/1938 — 06/30/2001

From Utah, WA, US

Eleanor Boyd Rockwood Kosorok

Eleanor Boyd Rockwood Kosorok passed away Saturday, June 30, 2001 from unexpected medical complications. Her life was an example of service and Christ like love. Her husband, John credited her with enabling him to earn a PhD in computer science, and after turning 40, she had him teach her Fortran and Pascal programming languages. After John was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she immediately began preparing to support her family .She went back to school to finish her Masters in Education. John passed away on April 9, 1985. Three years later, she moved to Provo, Utah where three of her four sons were attending BYU. She again dived in to school and earned her Masters in Library and Information Science and, combining that with her expertise in programming and educating, launched her career as a library training consultant for various computerized library systems all over the country.

Bored by the expected, she was involved in every potentially dangerous hobby of her children. She was a licensed pyrotechnician, a fireworks enthusiast, a traveler to Israel, Europe, Australia, and South America, and was planning to teach English in China. She believed strongly that education is the key to experience, and learned Spanish and German to assist her in her travels.

Eleanor was preceded in death by two grandsons. Eleanor is survived by her four sons, all Eagle Scouts, returned LDS missionaries, sealed in the House of the Lord to their beautifu1 wives whom she considered her daughters and closest friends, and her 10 precious grandchildren, soon to be eleven.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Jadwin Chapel. Graveside services will be held at I :00 p.m. Saturday in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made in her name to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.

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  • Eleanor has been my dear and treasured friend, loved for her wonderful kind and underwtanding heart. I am so grateful for her beautiful musical talents which she shared so generously these many years at the church organ. Her family will always be in my heart along with her dear memory.

    Lori Neely
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Eleanor has been my dear and treasured friend, loved for her wonderful kind and underwtanding heart. I am so grateful for her beautiful musical talents which she shared so generously these many years at the church organ. Her family will always be in my heart along with her dear memory.

    Lori Neely
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Eleanor grew up on Falley Street next door to my family and me–when we were in junior high and high school. The Rockwoods and my parents, Chris and Mary Anderson, were close friends as well as neighbors. There was a path worn between the two houses and the Rockwoods and Andersons had many happy times together as well as some sad ones while Edrie was ill. I was so sorry to read of Eleanor’s death and you all have my deepest sympathy. Both of my parents and of course Clive all died during 2000–it was a sad year for the old residents of Falley Street. Eleanor did make the most of her too few years! Once again, my condolences. Mary Esther Anderson Lippold.

    Mary Esther Lippold Anderson
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I will treasure the memories of our two families for ever.

    Thank you for the honor of helping put on her temple robes. Roy and love you both very, very much and we wish you all the best!

    It is so hard to say good bye like this, thank goodnes we have the gospel.

    Keep in touch.

    love, Sharon Kent

    Sharon Kent
    November 4, 2014
    Richland,, WA, USA