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ELEANOR LOUISE RANDALL COBURN

Eleanor Louise Randall Coburn, 76, of Savannah, Georgia and wife of Jack B. Coburn, Jr., died Wednesday afternoon, December 9, 2020, at Candler Hospital.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Robert L Randall, Jr. and the late Louise Powell Randall. She opened the first clothing boutique, Morning Glory, in Savannah in 1979 and later opened Chutzpah and Panache, a women’s art to wear apparel store. She enjoyed working with people, had clients across the country, and was well respected in the industry.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Kevin W. Coburn and recently her best friend, Deborah Sevier.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Jack B. Coburn, Jr.; daughter, Julia C. Schaaf and son-in-law, Barrett; two grandchildren, Jackson B. Schaaf and Cameryn A. Schaaf; brother, Robert L. Randall III and his wife, Cathy, as well as several cousins and dear friends whom she loved.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, December 13, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

In lieu of flowers she would want remembrances to go to organizations that are important to her grandchildren; Benedictine Military School, Renegade Paws Rescue, or Forest City Gun Club Juniors.

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  1. margie chance says:

    So sorry for your loss my condolences to u both

  2. Toni Carbonell Norris says:

    Mt heart grieves with you & your family as you navigate the days ahead without your beloved, Eleanor. May you find peace & comfort in your memories.

  3. Jim Glass says:

    I’m stunned to hear this! Having known Eleanor since the late 60s when we both worked for the City Personnel Department, I’ve always had fond memories of the time we spent at work along with Debbie who also passed recently. I know Jack will miss her greatly too. We’ll keep her in our prayers always. A dear friend, she will be missed by many.

  4. Michael Gail Siegel says:

    We are so sorry for Eleanor’s loss. Before we even knew Jack from Temple, Gail shopped at Chutzpah and Panache in the 90’s when we were in Savannah our first time. Eleanor had a very artistic eye.

    We send heartfelt condolences to everyone in the family. We hold you in our hearts.

  5. Zelda Tenenbaum says:

    Dear Jack and Coburn family:

    Sheldon and I send to you our deepest condolences and sympathy. Eleanor was one special , creative person with a true gift for style.
    She dressed us well.

    Eleanor was a loving mother and wife. She would talk fondly of family and loved all of you .

    Please know we have you in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Zelda Tenenbaum

  6. Tony/Patty Valenti says:

    Dear Jack,
    Tony & I are heartbroken to hear of your tragic loss. We are praying with you & your family for comfort & peace.
    We remember our times together as children at Nativity at Thunderbolt under the watchful care of Sister Mary Jude. It’s comforting to hope Sister will be among those who greet Eleanor at this joyful season.
    Fondly with love,
    Tony & Patty

  7. Fran Harold says:

    I was so very sorry to hear of Eleanors passing. I was speaking of her and Chutzpah and Panache on Tuesday. I was wearing a sweater that I bought from Eleanor probably 30 years ago. It is still my favorite and I always get compliments whenever I put it on. Eleanors clothes were always my favorites because they were like wearing a piece of art. I loved everything I purchased from Chutzpah and Panache but I loved my friend Eleanor more. We always felt a special connection because of our Powell family backgrounds. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

  8. Karleen Moody Grevemberg says:

    Condolences to Jack and Julia, the rest of the family and all her friends.

    Eleanor was my second cousin, so she was a few years older than I. I fondly remember the Saturdays she would take my brother and me to the old DeSoto pool. I am sure she would have preferred being with friends her own age than babysitting us at our swims. We loved Christmas Eves at her mother’s and grandmother’s house – the Powells and the Moodys every year during our childhoods. I still today hang ornaments that adorned my presents from those times. Eleanor was so talented. Morning Glory was truly the first clothing boutique in Savannah and it was her vision. I had never seen anything like it before – from the draped ceiling to the floor. It was truly extraordinary. And that voice of hers. Regardless if you were downtown or on the southside or even in Atlanta, if you heard that distinctive voice, you knew it was Eleanor without even seeing her face. I will most definitely miss our frequent telephone conversations.

    Eleanor will surely be missed by all who knew her. May we find comfort in our memories of her.

  9. Barbara and Sam Howell says:

    Dear Julia, Barrett, Jackson and Cam,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother, Julia. We are praying for all of you and your family. We are here if we can help in anyway. We love you.
    In Christian love,
    Uncle Sam and Aunt Barbara

  10. Barbara and Sam Howell says:

    Dear Julia, Barrett and Family
    We are sorry for the loss of your Mother. You and the family have our deepest sympathies. We love you and are praying for you.

  11. Barbara and Sam Howell says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. You and your family have our deepest sympathies. We are praying for all of you. Love you all.

  12. Janice Hoke smith says:

    Jack I am so sorry for your loss. I was shocked to hear that your beloved Eleanor had passed. I remember how kind you were to my Mom at my Dad’s graveside service. You are in my thoughts snd prayers.
    Janice Smith

  13. Vanessa Lukas says:

    I am still processing this but it helps to hear others words and think of many wonderful memories of how Eleanor impacted my life.
    The most important to me, and illustrative of her generosity, and open mind and heart, was revealed to me snd my husband when she volunteered to allow us to have our baby in her home. We lived on an island and our midwife (neighbor of Jack snd Eleanor) could not practice without being within reach of a hospital. For us, Eleanor made it possible and our daughter has an ‘older sister’ now in Julia.
    And Karleen, I also remember Morning Glory as I sewed all the muslin together for that ceiling! It makes me smile now think of her vision which unfolded, I cannot remember how, but it did!! She was a force!
    We grieve with you, Jack and Julia.

  14. Brooks Safrit says:

    Jack & Julia,

    My family and I are extremely sorry to hear about Eleanor’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincerest condolences,

    Books and the Safrit Family

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