Eleanor Waldron, who loved and lived in West Tisbury her entire life, died Feb. 22. She was 95.

She was born on Nov. 27, 1921, and attended West Tisbury and Tisbury schools.

On Dec. 2, 1939 she married Tom Waldron. They remained married for 61 years until his death in 2000. In their younger years they built a camp at Deep Bottom where they stayed in the summers. They raised their three children, Dickie, Joannie and Angie and had a small farm in both West Tisbury and Deep Bottom. These were the good old days for Eleanor and Tom.

In the 1970s, Eleanor and Tom built a summer camp in Nova Scotia. While there they met Merrill and Minerva MacInniss who became their lifelong friends.

Eleanor always had a love for animals large and small. She especially loved to care for and ride horses.

As time went on, she became and avid bird watcher and often went out with her group which included Flip Harrington, Soo Whiting, Andrea Hartman, Barbara Pesch and Dolly Minis. She would also answer questions about birds from friends and family.

Eleanor was also an avid reader, sometimes reading as many as eight books a week. She read nonfiction and classics and especially loved mysteries and probably read almost every mystery book on the Island. As she got older, her friend Ginny Jones frequently mailed or brought her books to read.

She was loved by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband Tom, she was predeceased by her son Dickie in 1959 and her brothers Bob and Frank Schultz.

She is survived by her daughter Joan and son in law Pat Jenkinson; daughter Angie Waldron; grandchildren Holly Bario, Patrick Jenkinson and Wenonah Madison; and great-grandchildren Wyatt Jenkinson, Emma and Peter Bario, and Waylon and Amos Sauer.

She also leaves her caregiver, Margaret Singh, who gave her the best care in the world, and her close companion Mr. Fluff, her cat.

Her family has great memories of living near Grammy El and sharing many holidays and birthdays and cookouts. They will all miss her so much.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at the West Tisbury cemetery, with the Rev. Cathlin Baker officiating. A recption will follow at Howes House.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard or the library of one’s choice.