Eileen L. Viau

EILEEN VIAU Eileen L. (Moyer) Viau, 71, of Harleysville, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at her home. Eileen was born March 7, 1941, in Doylestown, to the late L. Ralph Moyer and the late Esther (Frankenfield) Moyer Leatherman. She was a graduate of Christopher Dock High School, Eastern Mennonite College, and New York University - M.A. program in Spain. She taught Spanish and English as a Second Language in various high school and adult education settings. She retired from Aventis after 14 years of service. Throughout her life she lived in Spain, the Dominican Republic, New York City, and Pennsylvania. Eileen enjoyed traveling, hiking, biking, camping, reading, playing piano and counted cross-stitch. She regularly biked the Perkiomen Trail and enjoyed card games with friends and family. She traveled to over 30 different countries including various trips to Honduras with the MAMA Project. She was an active member of Spring Mount Mennonite Church. Her service to the church included worship committee, church elder, weekly bulletins, and Sunday school teacher. Eileen is survived by two sons, Jacques and his wife, Holli Viau, of Lititz and Gerard and his wife, Lara Viau, of Media; two sisters, Elaine and her husband, James C. Gibbel, of Lititz and Sheila Doerr of Telford; granddaughter, Hannah Viau of Lititz,; grandson, Benjamin Viau of Lititz; and twin granddaughters, Sheldon and Raegan Viau of Media. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald A. Moyer. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, at 3PM at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, 350 Keller's Church Road, Perkasie, where friends may meet with the family following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spring Mount Mennonite Church, 20 Perkiomen Ave, Spring Mount, PA 19473. Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton. To send online condolences to the family visit www.andersfh.com.

Published in The Reporter on Nov. 17, 2012