Eldora Yensen

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Eldora Rose Yensen passed Sept. 9, 2012, at the age of 95.

Eldora was born in western Nebraska on Sept. 8, 1917, along with her twin brother, Elwood.

She attended two country schools and graduated from Gering, Nebraska High School in 1935 and from Scotts Bluff Junior College in 1937.

The family moved to California that year and Eldora continued her education at Bible Institute of Los Angeles (Now BIOLA University), graduating with a Bachelor of Christian Education degree.

Eldora worked in Bible Book Stores in Oakland and Portland, Ore. She returned to California in 1950 and worked at Lakeside Hospital and later for the Lake County Department of Social Services for 15 years. She took an early retirement to live part time in Mexico off and on for seven years.

She had many volunteer opportunities teaching Bible classes for children and setting up women's groups in the church and other missionary type activities.

From the time Eldora accepted Christ as her Savior at age 11, and until her passing, she served the Lord.

She was active at Lake County Bible Fellowship (formerly First Baptist Church) in Lakeport and, Casa de Luz in Kelseyville.

Since 1984 Eldora worked as a volunteer as her health permitted doing translation and interpreting for the Spanish speaking community.

Eldora is survived by her sister, Bettina Bourjaily of Iowa, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Joseph Yensen; brother, Elwood; and niece, Anna Bourjaily.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Lake County Bible Fellowship (formerly First Baptist Church), 775 N. Forbes St., Lakeport.

Eldora prefers flowers from your garden or donations to Casa de Luz, 6716 Live Oak Dr., Kelseyville.

For further information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com .