Eleanor Jo Twombly
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Eleanor Jo Twombly
  • December 31, 1924 - December 29, 2017
  • Sugar Land, Texas

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Eleanor Jo Twombly, age 92, of Sugar Land, Texas, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2017. She was born December 31, 1924, in Amory, Mississippi, to Joe and Clara Biggs.

Eleanor graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1943 and went on to attend Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where she graduated with a degree in Business in 1947. After graduation, Eleanor moved to Houston, Texas to start her career at Superior Oil Company, and soon after met her husband, Roy. After dating for several years, the two were married on September 12, 1958. Both had successful professional careers, with Roy practicing law and Eleanor working as the executive assistant to the president of the Schlumberger Corporation. They lived happily in Houston until 1975 when they built a beautiful new home in Sugar Land. At that time, they joined the Sugar Creek Baptist Church and remained active members until their passings.

For both Eleanor and Roy, tennis was their passion. They enjoyed watching and playing and sport that they loved, both watching and playing and were members of several clubs where they spent many enjoyable hours on the tennis courts with friends.

They also loved to travel, often in the company of family and friends, and brought home many trinkets from their exciting adventures.

Eleanor had a love for beautiful flowers, and she was active in the garden club and talented at creating lovely floral arrangements. She was fond of butterflies and collected many things with butterfly motifs, from coffee cups to oil paintings.

Above all, we remember Eleanor for her elegance and graciousness. She always had a smile to welcome everyone to her lovely home.

Eleanor is survived by stepson, Michael Twombly; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Hinkle; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-four years, Roy; stepson, Frank Woods; granddaughter, Hope Wampler; and sisters, Sara Wells and Allie Robertson.