Eleanor Mahlum lived in Mobridge
Eleanor Ruth Mahlum, 93, of Denver, Colo., passed away suddenly on Aug. 24, 2013.
Eleanor was born on April 22, 1920, and grew up in Gettysburg.
She married Arnold Mahlum on July 17, 1943. She lived and worked in Washington, D.C., while Arne completed his military service overseas during WWII. Following the war, they worked a number of years in retail clothing businesses in Aberdeen and Mobridge. She was also Arne’s number one supporter as he pursued his amateur baseball efforts.
The Mahlums relocated to Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1963, where Eleanor worked as a bookkeeper for various real estate companies as well as continuing to raise their children. Eleanor and Arne were avid University of Wyoming Cowboys fans. They held season tickets for football and basketball for many years and seldom missed a game. Eleanor and Arne loved to dance and enjoyed golf. She was also an avid knitter, a collector of Lladro figurines, enjoyed reading and cooking amazing food.
Eleanor is survived by her four children, Arnold Jr. (Maia), Marshall (Alice), Judy Hottovy and James (Jan); eight grandchildren, Danielle (Scott) Tissinger, Bric Mahlum, Mike (Jackie) Mahlum, R.J. (Kate) Kottovy, Stacey (Jeff) Travis, Andy (Laura) Hottovy, Erik (Cassie) Mahlum and Patrick Hottovy; and four great-grandchildren, Matiez Mahlum, Miranda Mahlum, Grace Hottovy and Madeline Hottovy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Omar and Olive Edson, by her husband of 66 years, Arne, one sister and three brothers.
A burial service was held at Horan and McConaty Mortury in Lakewood, Colo., on Sept. 2, 2013. Interment was at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver.