EILEEN MARY KAUFMAN
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Eileen Mary Kaufman, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. at Sunrise Hospital after a short battle with Leukemia. She was born in Bromall, Pa. to Cyril and Senta Wilson on October 24, 1940.
Eileen graduated from Villa Maria Academy High School in Malvern, Pa. She married Dan Coughlin in 1959. They had three children, Kim, Danny, and Laura. She married her second husband Ron Kaufman in 1986 in Los Angeles, Calif. and added four step-children to her family, David Saenz, Matthew Kaufman, Amy Kaufman, and Vanessa Lieberman. She was a loving grandmother to Alexandria Grimaldo, Chelsie and Marley Coughlin, Ashley and Shelby Johnson, Sabrina and Perri Saenz, and Nash Lieberman. She had three great-grandchildren: Vicky, Vincent and Landon.
Eileen moved several times all over Southern Calif., from Valencia to Chula Vista to Cathedral City, Calif. She wasn't a fan of moving so often but took great pride in being an exceptional homemaker and decorating each and every home from top to bottom.
Eileen loved to cook for her husband, Ron and enjoyed knitting, sewing, volunteer work and traveling. She was a board member of the Colorado River Concert Association and volunteered as a secretary for her beloved church, St. Margaret Mary's. Ron and Eileen traveled all over the world including Europe, China, The Mediterranean, The Caribbean, Australia, North and South America, and Antarctica! They were always looking forward to their next adventure. Eileen lived in Bullhead City for the past ten years after retiring in Los Angeles, Calif. She will always be remembered for her vibrant personality and her beauty.
Eileen was preceded in death by her daughter, Kim (1971); stepson, Matthew Kaufman (2006); and stepdaughter-in-law, Andrea Saenz (2011).
She is survived by her husband, Ron; brothers-in-law, Danny Kaufman and Don Coughlin, sister-in- law, Jessica Merrill; two children; three step-children; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and best friend, Jane Pederson.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church, 1691 N. Oatman Rd., Bullhead City, Ariz., beginning with the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the
Desert Lawn Funeral Home
9250 S. Ranchero Lane
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Dec. 29, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014