Elinor Barber Young McLaughlin, known to many as Ellie, was born in Sacramento to Dorothy Calef and Graham Barber. An only child, she was raised in Sacramento. She later moved to Livermore to attend Livermore High School, graduating in 1942. She went on to attend the University of California-Berkeley, graduating in 1946. On Jan. 19, 1949, she married James A. Young.
She is survived by three children, John, Alexander (Sandy), and Christina Young Torres; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a cousin, John A. Strait. Elinor spent her career at General Electric, Nuclear Energy Division, Valecitos site.
On Aug. 6, 1977, she married Thomas V. McLaughlin. They moved to San Jose, where she lived the rest of her life. She was very active in her bridge club, Welcome Wagon #3, and Holy Spirit Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1700 Owens St., San Francisco, or donate online: http://main. nationalmssociety.org/goto/ Ellie_McLaughlin
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan 18, at Holy Spirit Church in San Jose.