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Eileen Falls

Name: Eileen Falls
Locaton: Bradenton

Date of Death: February 2, 2014
Age at death: 85


Obituary:
Eileen L. Falls passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014. So simple a statement for such a wonder life; a life dedicated to the family and friends she loved so much. She was born on November 22, 1928 in Pontiac, Michigan; the fourth child of Reverend Howard Claire Watkins and Violet Annette Watkins. As the daughter of a Methodist minister, she lived in numerous small towns throughout Michigan. She was one of eight children, Leith {deceased], Weldon {deceased], Phyllis, Howard {deceased], Harry, Marilyn and Marvin.
She graduated from Gaylord High School in 1948 and soon after came to Bradenton to work at the old Dixie Grande Hotel. Later, after returning to Michigan, she meant a young, handsome Air Force Sergeant who had just returned from the Korean War: Richard Falls. Married in 1954, mom and dad always had a special relationship based on their endearing love for each other and their sons, Gary and Don. Our parents relocated to Bradenton 1973, fulfilling mom’s dream of living in the Sunshine State.  In 1977, mom began working at the old Bradenton Municipal Auditorium where she later became Director until her retirement in 1995.
She was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority for over 50 years, a founding board member of the Crosley Estate Foundation, and a member of the Pilot Club. She was a life-long Detroit Tiger fan and cheered the Tiger greats from Hal Newhouser to the 1968 heroics of Mickey Lolich and right down to the players of today. She watched every game, cut out every article, and left a treasure trove of Tiger memories.  But most importantly she loved her family and leaves behind, in addition to her sons and surviving siblings, her daughter-in-laws, Anita and Elizabeth; her beloved grandchildren, Heather, Richard, James, Brianna, Robert and Christopher as well as three great-grandchildren; her sister-in-laws, Jan [Leith] Watkins and Shirley [Harry] Watkins and her brother-in-law, Clegg [Phyllis] Rowley. Don Drussel, our brother in every way, and his family, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends. Thanks Mom! We Love You!


Funeral Information:

Visitation 4-6PM Wednesday, February 5, 2014 with Services to follow at 6PM at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

 


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