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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  1. Eileen & I share the most wonderful gift, our 3 dear Grandchildren, Emily, Tom, Andy & many years of sharing our lives…wonderful memories. You are missed dear Friend, Rosalie

  2. What a wonderfully written obituary!My Dad, Joe, immediately dove into reminiscing about Eileen and his adventures(or misadventures). Call, I bet he would love to share his memories of her childhood(970-565-8834). Love, Jody

  3. Aunt Enie always held a special place in my heart. I loved to hear her voice. My memories of her will always be of her spirit and the love she held for her family. My Dad (Frank) told me many stories about them all growing up on “The Ranch”. My love to all of you. Myrnie

  4. To the family of Eileen: Jody has kept me up to date about Eileen. I’m sorry for your loss. She and I were school-buddies, friends about 65 plus years ago. I lived one block north of Eileen so I started the group walking to school. Would pick up Eileen and down the sidewalks we would go to the next stop. Sometimes we had to argue a little with Frank or Joe. She was a nice person and I share many good memories of our years in Cortez attending school, Rainbow Girls, sports events, etc. Please let your good memories remind you of a nice person who will be missed by her many friends made throughout the years.

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