Eileen Gorman Musgrove
1939 - 2020
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Eileen Gorman Musgrove left this earth on Nov. 9, 2020 to be with the Lord at the age of 80. A native Houstonian, she was born November 22, 1939. Eileen was the bedrock of both the Musgrove and Gorman families. She was a devoted mother, teacher, coach, and caregiver. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy, Houston, in 1957. For nearly 60 years she was an active participant in the Class of '57. She was also active in the St Paul's Catholic Parish in Nassau Bay, TX, where she taught Sunday school classes. She worked at Exxon for ten years before making a career change to mother. As the children got older, she substitute taught in the Clear Creek School District and when everyone was tucked away in college, she went to work at University of Houston Clear Lake in the School of Education. She also was active in Women of Wealth (WOW) investment club and her beloved bridge group. She retired in 2003 and spent the years visiting/babysitting grandchildren as well as travelling both here and abroad.

She is survived by her spouse Robert Musgrove; daughter Susan Musgrove Huffman and her spouse Jared; son David Musgrove and his spouse Catherine; brothers John and Michael Gorman; sister Ruth Gorman Fisher; grandchildren Abigail Huffman, Nathan Huffman, Kirra Musgrove and Addison Musgrove.

She will be sorely missed by her relatives and friends. Memorial arrangements are pending.

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Published in The Pasadena Citizen from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2020.
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November 30, 2020
Eileen, God bless you, and angels be with you in your new forever home. Few people on this earth were as good as you. I miss you, but know you are rejoicing and supremely happy, your words, when we discussed what heaven is. I love you. Joyce
Joyce Young
November 29, 2020
Eileen was “Mrs. Musgrove” to me, and I remember riding my bike over to visit my friend Susan when I was in 2nd grade. Mrs. Musgrove insisted that Susan finish her piano practice before she could go out to play. This was just one of the many lessons she would teach her loved ones about being responsible. Mrs. Musgrove would mother me a bit too and tuck my long bangs behind my ears so they would not cover my face. She had a loving, motherly way of caring for others. I will always be grateful for the kindness and generosity she showed me when she and Susan hosted a bridal shower for me. As you can imagine she was the perfect hostess, she had party decorations and fun shower games and delicious food and drinks. She made me feel welcome and comfortable and chased away my nervousness. She was a great comfort to me when my mother passed away, and I knew I could rely on her for good motherly advice. I continue to be inspired by her love and care, and hope to pass that on.

Beth (Vorhaben) Metzler
Beth Metzler
November 16, 2020
Eileen and I began our friendship in grade school at St. Vincent de Paul. We attended St. Agnes, the University of St.Thomas, and Massey Business College (to learn Shorthand). Traveled to New York and Florida. Even after marriage we lived in the same area and kept up with each other. All this to say I have lost one of my best friends.
Tears in my eyes as I write this, she was a good. She loved her family, her friends, her church and so many things. She knew so much, I could ask her a question and get a great answer. Love, Ann
Ann Rasch
November 15, 2020
Hello, Bob and Susan and David. sorry to hear about the passing of Eileen. So many of our NASA acquaintances are already gone. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve seen any of you
Jim Sulester
November 13, 2020
Eileen was an impressive woman in every way: statuesque, lovely, competent, poised, confident, organized, and hard to put on her back foot. As eight years junior, she was more or less “deputy mom” to me and Ruth. She came from generations of exceptional women: our grandmother who started a business as a young widow; and our mother who raised three very young kids while our dad served as a battleground medic in Payton’s third army. Eileen never sought the limelight: she did her duty, every time without fail, with grace and proficiency. As a mother of two and life partner to her loyal husband of more than 54 years she never faltered. She is one of the few who can go to the next life with so little to regret.
Michael Gorman
November 13, 2020
Our hearts go out to Bob and Eileen's family. The world lost a sweet angel. We will very much miss the times we spent with her. It was always a joy to be in her calming presence. Heaven is gaining a beautiful spirit.
Jody and Ben Cooper
November 13, 2020
To the Gorman family, my deepest condolences for the loss of your sister. While Eileen was older, I was friends with her brother John during the 1940's and spent many an hour at their house which was 4 houses from mine. Everyone in the neighborhood knew and respected the Gorman family, West University was a great place to grow up back in those days and many lasting friendships were formed.
Earl Calkins
November 12, 2020
We had the privilege of meeting Eileen when Catherine and David started dating. Eileen and Bob have been family since then. We always looked forward to the times we were able to visit with the both of them. Eileen gave me a lot of good tips of how to survive and work with family personalities and opinions when everyone gathers together. We also had a lot of really good thanksgiving gatherings with Eileen, Bob and all of the family. Eileen will be missed, but we will really cherish the times we had to visit and spend time visiting with her.
Greg and Lorene Kubeczka
November 12, 2020
I'll remember and appreciate Eileen for the many great qualities about her: warmth, generosity, a prodigious work ethic, wry sense of humor, dedication to family, and up until the past few years an adventurous interest in outdoor activities, whether fishing in Alaska, hiking in Yellowstone, or bird watching on the Gulf Coast. There's nothing she wouldn't have done for Bob, Susan, David, the grandkids, and her extended family. She was an exceptionally good mother-in-law. I always admired how she naturally got along with people, whether it was my eclectic family, or Susan's friends, or the many people she met through work, church, investment clubs, etc. Her strong sense of responsibility and work ethic were surely shaped by the challenges of her own childhood and the imperative of pitching in and stepping up. She didn't wait to be asked or told to do something around the house; she was always ahead of everyone and if we didn't pay attention she'd have it done before we could even offer to help. She was remarkably driven to be organized and totally on top of details, a quality she definitely passed on to Susan! Eileen was above all a good and decent person, who made everyone around her feel accepted and at ease.
Jared Huffman
November 12, 2020
Eileen was the dearest of friends. We worked together so many years at UHCL, and then we became closer as we formed our Lunch Bunch after we retired. I am saddened by her passing, but I know she is in Heaven with other members of our Lunch Bunch and is no longer suffering in any manner. My prayers go to Bob, Susan, David and the grandchildren. I shall miss her so very much.
Vivian Farmer
November 12, 2020
Eileen was a very special friend. I have known Eileen since 4th grade at St Vincent de Paul and high school at St Agnes Academy class of 57. We had lots of fun together at our many slumber parties in grade school and high school. Always enjoyed visiting with her about our children and grandchildren. We will really miss you Eileen and pray for us all left behind. I know you are an angel in heaven.
Carolyn McCairns
November 12, 2020
Eileen was the best big sister a girl could ask for,guiding,caring, giving. She kept my children while I was in the hospital. She even three my five year old a birthday party and invited the children from her neighborhood so he wouldn"t feel forgotten when hi mama couldn't be there. She was an Aunt Extrordinaire. She was a gracious host to more events than I can count,even including wedding receptions. I have been blessed to have her for seventy-one years. She will be remembered and loved every day
Ruth Gorman Fischer
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