February 28, 1925 ~ December 18, 2010
Eileen May Bose died peacefully on Saturday, December 18th, 2010. She was born on February 28, 1925 to Charles and Leah Blackmer of Cortez, Colorado joining siblings Mabel Marie, Fred and Frank. She was joined 15 months later by little brother Joe her partner in crime roaming every inch of the family farm. Eileen was accidently burned as a young child and spent 15 years having surgeries to repair the damage. This experience did not damper her sprit. She carried on never letting anything hold her back. In her twenties she left Colorado for California where she met a nice young sailor at a ship dance and they were married less than four months later. Eileen and Carl had three children, Robert, Linda and Daniel. They moved to Palos Verdes in 1959 where Eileen was active in Scouts, PTA and Silver Spur Little League. She was tasked with raising money for a new baseball field and accomplished this in no time with only one run-in with the police. She was a wonderful engaging woman and never met anyone who wasn't a potential friend. Eileen found her starring role in 1981 when she FINALLY became a Grandmother. She was the best Grandma ever to Emily, Thomas and Andrew. Later she would drive down PCH to Costa Mesa excited to baby sit granddaughters Leah and Laken. Lastly she was blessed with two more granddaughters Alexandria and Jenna. Much was taken from Eileen during the last several years by dementia. But what remained was the love of Carl who was her dedicated caregiver and remains her devoted husband. Eileen is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, brother Joe, and numerous cherished nieces and nephews.
The Memorial Service will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Saturday January 22, 2011 at 2pm. Letters of condolence can be sent care of her daughter Linda Bose at 3301 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274.
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