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Obituary of Eileen Rasmussen
Eileen Rasmussen On Friday, January 31, 2020, Eileen Rasmussen passed away at the age of 95. Eileen was born in Yorkshire, England on July 28th, 1924 to John and Edith Bailes. After graduating High School Eileen enlisted in the British Royal Navy where she served as a submarine attack teacher stationed near the Isle of Butte, off the coast of Scotland. During her time in the war, Eileen met Jack Rasmussen, who was serving in the US Army, stationed in Scotland. After being discharged from the Navy, Eileen moved to Sacramento, CA and in 1949 married Jack. They bought their first home in Davis, CA for returning GI’s and paid $99.00 down and $45.00 a month. In 1956 Jack and Eileen welcomed a son, and moved to Nevada City in 1970 where she worked for the Nevada City School District for 22 years. In 2000, Eileen moved to Lake County, CA to be closer to her grandchildren. She spent many enjoyable years volunteering for Lakeport Hospice. She loved gardening, knitting, oil painting, winning numerous awards in the local fair, and surrounding herself with family and friends. She will always be remembered for her loving smile, her warm and compassionate heart, her honesty, genuine friendship and her determination to always be independent. We love and miss you Gramm. Eileen is survived by her sister, Lorna; her four grandchildren, Kim (Jake), Kelly (Patrick), Leslie (Tom), and Reed; her four great-grandchildren, Kori, Lily, Liam, and Madelyn; and her best friend Diana. She is predeceased by her parents, sister, Edna and son, Scott. In her memory, please make donations to Lakeport Hospice.