Wenzel, Eileen, a 7 year resident of Palm Desert and former 35 year resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2008 in Rancho Mirage. She was born in England, and was 60 when she died. She worked for Champion Chevrolet for many years and was also a realtor at Moore & Associates. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Wenzel of Palm Desert, CA, Sister, Isabella Bornet of Sante Fe, NM, Brothers, Daniel O'Sullivan of Santa Maria, CA, and James O'Sullivan of CA, Step Daughters, Melissa Vanquez of Garden Grove, CA, and, Julie Chambers of Long Beach, CA, Step Sons, Craig Wenzel of Lancaster, CA, and Duane Wenzel of Downey, CA. Also survived by 7 grand children and 3 great grandchildren. A gathering of family & friends will be held on. August 20th from 4:00pm until 8:00 PM at the White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday at the American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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  1. Eileen fought long and hard. Dad remember that the love you and Eileen had for each other will live on forever. Love, Julie

  2. Eileen, my sister. I will remember your sense of humor, and how you could always make an entrance! There’s never been anyone like you, nor ever will be. I will miss you so very much. Give mum and dad a hug from me. I love you. Isabella

  3. Eileen, I am deeply saddened that you are no longer with us, but you have fought for so long and have moved on to a better place. I am so greatful and thankful for the times that I was able to share with you. You will always be in my thoughts and I will cherish all the memories. I will take care of Grandpa Mel :o) I miss you and I love you. Love, Alexandra

  4. Having gotten to know Eileen through your postings to CA Searcher & Steve Felix, I will certainly miss Eileen, the friend I have never met. My condolences, Mel.

  5. I am so sad to hear of Eileen’s passing. I have such great memories of our early days in Real Estate. She & Mel were so much fun to work with. And her wicked sense of humor made the long hours fly bye. They were such a great team. My love & prayers go out to Mel & their blended family. Chris Buehner

  6. Mel, you are the best husband a woman could ever have. You took such good care of Eileen, always. I remember when I met you before you were both active in real estate because I came to do a CMA on your place in Manhattan Beach on 12th St. Remember? So many memories of you both. So So many. Now you must for once take care of your self, dear friend. See you soon. Hugs and Hugs, Kari

  7. To my dearest sister Eileen. I will miss you for the rest of my life, but we’ll meet again when I come your way.

  8. Dad, you’ve had an incredible relationship with Eileen. You showed her the love, caring and support that has truly been inspiring. You’ve always been there for her. We’ll all miss Eileen, but just remember… as long as you have those wonderful memories, she’ll ALWAYS be with you. I love you.

  9. Dad…words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear to you. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Remembering Eileen in our hearts and minds. Love, Melissa, Bill and Billy

  10. Mel, My thoughts,rememberances and prayers are with you as I think over the many times you and Eileen have opened up your door and shared so many fun times with me, Greg and Bob. You two always had such a special love for each other. I also enjoyed the chats that Eileen and I had and her sense of humor as well. May God be with you Mel and to Eileen I am sure she will be watching over you daily. Corrine Ahrens

  11. Dear Mel, I’m so sorry to hear about Eileen’s passing. I keep in touch with Ginnie and she informed me. I used to work with Eileen and she is a person I will never forget. She was beautiful and we used to have lots of fun. I recently lost my granddaughter so I can definitely feel your pain. God Bless.

  12. Dear Mel, Tonight I attended a mass of remembrance at American Martyrs Church. I was shocked to see Eileen’s name among the loved ones who have passed this year. I wish I had known about it so that I could have joined with you all in your time of sorrow. Your devotion to one another was inspiration itself. Please know that Eileen is in my prayers, and you are, as well. Blessings on you, Mel, may God bring comfort to your heart, and may Eileen rest in peace with the angels. Love, Roberta

  13. Dear Mel and Family, Jim and I are so sorry for your great loss. As we all know, losing a companion is horrible and it leaves such an empty space in your heart. Know that now she is in a much better place. We send you our deepest and most sincere condolences. We’ve been without the Internet for several weeks otherwise I would have sent our sympathies much sooner. God bless you Mel. Sincerely, Carol & Jim Sargeant

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