Eleanor Aldrich Forrester, who worked on East Oregonian Publishing Co. newspapers and its board of directors for more than five decades, died on Saturday night. She was 90.

Mrs. Forrester, who has lived in retirement in Portland for several years, suffered a stroke during the weekend. Arrangements for a memorial service are pending.

Together with her late husband, J.W. "Bud" Forrester, Eleanor was one of the last of the old-school Oregon newspaper leaders who practiced community journalism hands-on through the toughest times of the last century. During their career together, she and Bud first ran a weekly paper in North Bend and then dailies in Pendleton and Astoria. She headed the business side while Bud handled news-editorial. He died in 2000.

A full obituary will be published in Tuesday's East Oregonian.

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