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Eileen Francis Neeland, age 88, passed away on July 5, 2017 Visitation and Services will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, California on July 13, 2017. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. Eileen was hired at General Telephone (GTE) in 1955 and she worked there for 37 years prior to her retirement. In 1974 she married John Harvey Neeland and enjoyed life with her new husband and her existing family. Eileen enjoyed her clubs that she attended at the Carson Community Center. Subsequently Eileen relocated to Las Vegas where she spent her final years with her daughter Kathy and her granddaughter Angela. Eileen was a loving wife and a loving mother. She was preceded in death by her husband John Neeland and her two eldest children, Leslie Wayne Collins of Oregon and Melody Sue Mack of Redondo Beach. She is survived by her two children Kathy Marie Luna of Las Vegas and Donald Preston Collins Jr of North Carolina. She is also survived by her sister Helen Morris of Evansville, Indiana. Additionally, Eileen was a loving Grandmother to the following: Anthony Joseph Luna of Tokyo, Japan; Angela Marie Luna of Las Vegas; Brian Wayne Collins of Washington; Dawn Michelle Gnadt of Redondo Beach; Kristi Lynn Mack of Gardena; Brandi Hibbs of North Carolina and Kimberly Destefano of North Carolina. She is survived by eight great-grandchildren. Rice Mortuary in Torrance, California will be handling the arrangements.

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  1. My Goodbye to my mother, Eileen Neeland From her loving daughter, Kathy Luna Your precious memories are for keepsakes, with which we never part. God has you safely in his keeping, but we have you forever in our hearts. God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be. He closed his arms around you and whispered “come to me”. In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away with our hearts were almost broken. You fought so hard to stay, but we saw you sleeping so peacefully free from all your pain. We could not wish you suffer so again, So keep your arms around her lord and give her special care, make up for all she suffered and all that seemed unfair. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Although you are gone we are not alone, and never shall we be. For the precious memories from the bond we shared, will never depart from me. On my mind and in my heart mom, you shall forever be. Just as much as I am apart of you, you are a part of me. If flowers grow in heaven, Lord then pick a bunch for me. Then place them in my mother’s arms and tell her they are from me. Tell her I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while. Mom, may you rest in peace.

  2. My heart is heavy with this news. I know that you are with my dad in heaven together. The Lord takes those when he needs their special hearts and you have left us all as better people. I am so thankful for the time I was able to share with you on this Earth and I pray that your family will always remember your sweet spirit and loving smile.

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