Eileen Marie Chism born August 30, 1950 passed away suddenly at her home on July 4, 2013 at the age of 62. Eileen is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Dennis, and daughters Marcy (Matt) Kelley and children, Hunter and Emma; Kristie (David) Ray and children, Makayla, Kalib and Brice; Jennie (Lucas) Titus and children, Trent, Tristen and Taren. She is also survived by her mother Anita and Henry Brazil; siblings Francis (Sharon) Brazil and children, Amy, Blaine and Ross; David (Denise) Brazil and children, Julie and Emily; Philip (Jean) Brazil and children, Shana and Michael; Joel (Donna) Brazil and son, Bryan; Louise (Tim) Monson and children, Josh and Melissa; Trude (Alan) Pape and children, Casey and Jared; Karen (John) Renner and children, Sarah and Blake; Eric (Michelle) Brazil and son, Joseph; Gina Brazil and son Kyle; and sister-in-law Barbara Brazil; sister-in-law Betty (Lester) Phelps and son, Travis; sister-in-law Rita Chism and children, Julie and Jeff; brother-in-law David Chism and daughter, Cassie; and brother-in-law Chris Chism. Eileen will also be remembered and loved by her extended family, numerous great nieces and nephews; and her special friends whose lives she impacted with her generous and loving heart, Christina (Kurt) Laramore and children, Sabrina and Carissa; and Emily Molina. Eileen was preceded in death by her father Harold Brazil; father and mother-in- law Donald and Evelyn Chism; brother-in-law William Chism; and nephews Barry Phelps and Troy Brazil. Eileen graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1968. Upon graduation, she attended Fredrick & Charles Beauty College. Then began working at Daly's. For 17 years, she worked at South Bay School as the head cook, and was very involved with the students and faculty. Eileen was loved by everyone and never let a child go hungry. In addition, she enjoyed running the family ranch with her husband. Eileen was an extremely devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandma, sister, auntie and friend; she loved her family more than anything else in the world and was the center of every family gathering. She cherished her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them; she never missed a single sporting or school event. She was a woman who would open up her heart and treat you as if you were one of her own without a second thought; often giving far more than one could ever hope to receive just because she cared. "Auntie I" will never be forgotten and will be missed more than words can express. Family and friends are invited to attend visitation and viewing at Gobles Mortuary Fortuna, CA from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Funeral services will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fortuna at 3:30 pm. Please join the family for a reception at the Fortuna Fire Hall immediately following the service. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obituaries.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from July 9 to July 10, 2013