Eleanore Sue Natoni, 87, passed May 12, 2022 surrounded by family and prayers. She was born October 28, 1934 in Maitland, Missouri on the family farm. She went to school in New Point, Missouri and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (formerly Colorado State College of Education), in Greeley, Colorado, with a degree in English. There she met and married her husband of 61 years, Donald Natoni. She worked as an administrative analyst for Amoco Production Company in various sections. She worked for the company until her retirement in 1999 after 33 1/2 years when the company was known as BP America. She tried retirement, but found she enjoyed working and so returned to the work force as a volunteer. She volunteered in the front office at Mesa View Middle School in Farmington, NM for at least 10 years.
Eleanore was a kind, quiet, and generous soul whose family was the center of her life. Her legacy is the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren she has helped to set forth in this world. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale A. and Norma S. Williams, her husband, Donald R. Natoni, and infant granddaughter Melissa Dean. She is survived by her sister Jane Meadows (Gerald); her children Donna Chrisman (Kurt), Roberta Dean (Paul), and Christian Natoni (Alyson).
Her grandchildren Susan Cornia (Braden), Robert Scott Chrisman (Angela), Leigh Higgins (Taylor), Allysa Dean. Sam, Gabe, and Alexis Elsethagen. And her great-grandchildren Ava Chrisman, Mia and Henry Higgins, Tamzyn Cornia, Lucy Elsethagen-Tate, and yet to be born, Samuel Howard Chrisman.
The family would like to thank Namaste House and Basin Hospice for their wonderful and loving care of our mother.
A memorial service will be held at Bethany Christian Church, 711 E. 30th in Farmington,,New Mexico on June 11, at 11:00 AM.