Trahan, Elenora B., Saginaw, Michigan


Made her transition into the loving hands of Our Lord and Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at the age of 77 years. Elenora Bertha Garno was born December 24, 1933, the daughter of the late Calvin John and Bertha Virginia (Momier) Garno. She graduated from high school in Harbor Springs. She worked at Michigan Bell Telephone Company for 35 years, retiring as supervisor in 1989. She enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and gardening. She loved reading, knitting, doing stained glass and bird watching. She was very talented; there wasn’t a craft that she couldn’t do. She gave freely of her love to family and friends. Her family extends a very special thank you to the staff of the Cartwright Care Center, to Dr. Aniruddha Palya, MD from the Kidney and Hypertension Center, to Dr. Joseph Burtch from VPA, and to the staff of Covenant Cooper and Harrison. She married Gerald Kent Trahan January 17, 1953; he predeceased her September 8, 1979. Surviving are one son, Calvin Gerald Trahan, Freeland; one daughter, Cynthia Ann Kaczor (David Bellinder), Saginaw; four grandchildren, Monica Lee Trahan, Brian Lee Trahan, Justin Todd Kaczor, and Lauren Kay Kaczor; two great-grandsons, Caleb Gerald Trahan and Roman Anthony Aguirre; three sisters, Dorothy Kapke, Mount Pleasant; Shirley Dean (Robert) Call, Roscommon; Marion Clarice (James) Trier, Saginaw; sisters-in-law, Julie Garno and Dr. Diana Garno; several nieces, nephews and their families, including a special nephew, Henry James Trier, GySgt USMC Ret. She was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Raymond and Dwayne Francis Garno; and by a great-granddaughter, Madalyn Lee Trahan. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road. Rev. Fr. David Parsch will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, where a vigil service will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Friends and family may then call at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Kidney Foundation or her family’s wishes. www.casefuneralhome.com