"Silver Hair and a Golden Heart" January 14, 1930 Mom, Eileen R. Pedersen, was born into the world as a crying baby seeking first breath of air. She soon became a toddler in search of swing-sets, clean diapers, and a sleek, new high-chair. A first step taken... then one day running with mature voice espousing jubilee, several stages of growth later she is a beautiful young lady all can plainly see. As is true of all children, in leaps and bounds they grow, into mature ladies and gentlemen... this is truly so, they sit and dream of a world where time would pass quickly as those long days surely pass too slow. And those once long days now pass so quickly they become a blur, each minute as a golden capsule contains a memory that begins to stir. Within those golden capsules we each remember all of her good deeds, Especially the fact she gave her all for any human or animal with needs. So many times in the past year Providence Hospital and staff have been her host... The same as in the story of "Stone Soup" of their staff one can surely boast. For there was the stone they gifted... in their "rock like" support she was never left alone, Most certainly the many helping hands were as seasoning in that "Soup of Stone". With combined ingredients of the Cancer Center and Hospital the "Stone Soup" became more thick, staff applied their skills to assist her at all times... service was professional, accurate, and always quick. Much the same as many women who have worn that ribbon of pink...She bravely carried the leadership torch until her energy began to sink. Her memories began to fade and her face became ashen grey... Good Christian that she was... always thankful for another day. We find our tears are camouflaged by autumns chill and windy rain...but our hearts with peace knowing she suffers no more pain. It is now for us to remember those whose beauty fades as they grow weak and old...For they were once babies, teens, and adults who have accomplished many things bold. Mom is once again with the Lord on this day.. September 27, 2013.. We will all meet again one day! With love from your children, Judy Maik, Jerry Jacobson, Debbie Cox, Darlene Reed, and Margie Reed, their spouses, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and your many friends. A memorial service will be held at the 92nd Street Church of Christ, 4226 92nd St. NE, Marysville, on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Visitation from 10 - 11 a.m., Service from 11 - 12 p.m. with Graveside service to follow at Marysville Cemetery.