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SUNSET BEACH, NC - Eleanor Ruth (Thompson) Page, 74, a resident of Sunset Beach, N.C., passed gracefully in the comfort her of home and with her loving family by her side on the evening of February 13. Born March 1, 1943, in Lowell, Mass., she was known as Ellie or Miss Ellie to friends and Mimi to her grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Sterling Page; beloved children, Eric Hale and his wife, Diane, and Amy Tormey and her husband, John; stepchildren, Richard Sterling Page and Cheryl Page; brothers, Alan Thompson and Douglas Thompson, and sister, Nancy Barcelos; and grandchildren, Sarah Caylor, Connor Hale, Corrine Martin, Katie Westlake, and Emily Westlake. She was preceded by her parents, Ruth (Bean) Thompson and Kenneth P. Thompson; sister, Priscilla White; and stepdaughter, Cynthia (Page) Packard.
Ellie graduated Andover High School in Andover, Mass., and attended Emerson College in Boston, Mass. After raising her family in Pelham, N.H., and 18 years of service in the Lawrence District Court, Lawrence, Mass., she and Sterling retired to Sunset Beach, N.C., in 1994.
She was active in many community and local organizations, a member of Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed the summer Sunday Beach Service on Sunset Beach. Ellie and Sterling were avid motorcycle riders and belonged to the Beach House Harley Owners Group in Shallotte, N.C. Ellie was the first woman member of the Pelham, N.H., chapter of the Lions Club International in 1988, and was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship in 2006.
Ellie enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was a talented artist and a master shopper. She brought joy to many and will be deeply missed by all of those who were blessed to know her.
A celebration of life will be held at the Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church, Calabash, N.C., on March 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please make an honorary donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina, 400 Flemington Dr., Lake Waccamaw, NC.
Published on February 17, 2018
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