Elinor Louise Eifert

Elinor  Eifert

Elinor Louise Goodrich Eifert


Elinor Louise Goodrich Eifert passed away peacefully on December 24, 2019 at the age of 91 in League City, TX.  She was born in 1928 in Gibson City, IL, to Clarence A. and Edyth W. (Downs) Goodrich.  She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Robert L. Eifert.  She is survived by daughter Robin L. Eifert (Bob) of NY and sons Richard G. Eifert (Deborah) of ME, Mark W. Eifert of TX, David R. Eifert (Erin) of TX and daughter-in-law, Lien, of TX as well as six grandchildren: Kevin, Michelle, Caelyn, Annie, Brandon, and Justin and nieces and nephews: Janet (Howard) Miller, Don Ulfers and Barbara (Bill) Harris and grandnieces and grandnephew, Becky, Susan and Michael.


Elinor grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois and attended Millikin University in Decatur, IL.  She graduated in 1950 with a degree in Music Education and married the love of her life, Bob, just after graduation.  She spent much of her life raising her four children and was a wonderful mother and grandmother.  Music was always her passion which she shared with Bob.  She was a member of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church choir and the Bay Area Chorus for many years.  Her beautiful voice will be missed.  Elinor was a dedicated volunteer for 40 years with the Bay Area Meals on Wheels program, which she helped establish.


A memorial service will be held at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church on January 4 at 11 AM with a reception to follow at the church.  Memorial donations can be made to Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062 or to Bay Area Meals on Wheels, 14045 Space Center Blvd, Houston, TX 77062.