Eleanor (Ellie) M. Schermerhorn died Oct. 6, 2015 at the age of 61. She was born June 12, 1954, in San Antonio, Texas to Wellington Gomph and Mary Hume Schermerhorn.
An Ahwahnee resident since 2000, she earned degrees in both accounting and business computer systems, and received her Certified Public Accountant license in 1984. She worked for Peat Marwick (now KPMG) as an auditor and then as a consultant for many years.
Mrs. Schermerhorn was a founding member of the Oakhurst Democratic Club, and enjoyed other clubs - the Sierra Historic Sites Association, Mountain Community Women, La Sierra Guild for Valley Children’s Hospital, and the Sierra Foothills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Stephen W. Schermerhorn, and sister Caroline Gray Anz.
Mrs. Schermerhorn is survived by her husband, J. Scott Hill, sisters Edith Owens Gibson and Mary Paulette Hawkins, and brother Robert A. Schermerhorn, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to breastcancer.org, or a charitable organization of your choice.