Eileen McDermott February 7, 1921 – November 11, 2012 Eileen McDermott passed away peacefully at her daughter's home on Sunday, November 11, 2012. She was 91 years old. Eileen was born on February 7, 1921, to Sherman and Hattie May Shields in Beecher City, Illinois. She graduated from high school in Decatur, Illinois and later from a business college in Illinois. She moved to Grand Junction, Colorado with her husband, Donald McDermott in 1951. In her younger years, Eileen loved camping and fishing on the Grand Mesa. She worked as a paralegal for a number of law firms, the last 30 years in the employment of Joseph Coleman. Eileen was strong and independent, working until the age of 87. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish and was proud of her service as a Eucharistic Minister. Eileen is preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and son, Darrell and her five brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Colleen Brown (Bob) and grandsons, Shawn Ahmed (Amye), Rafai Ahmed (Jamie), Nabeel Ahmed (Lin), and Jason Perman. She was blessed with a long life that witnessed the birth of seven great-grandchildren. Eileen left an indelible mark on many lives. She will be remembered for her caring nature and her remarkable sense of humor. Thank you Mom, Grandma, GG. We love you. A viewing is scheduled for November 14, 2012 from 5 - 7:00 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Funeral on November 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Nov. 14, 2012