Eileen Julia Sparks
May 16, 1924 – April 1, 2021
Eileen Julia Sparks was born on May 16, 1924 and passed away on April 1, 2021 and is under the care of Trident Society.
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Eileen Julia Sparks
April 11, 2021
This is addressed to all my kids. We are all here today to celebrate the life of your Grandma, Eileen Julia Sparks. Your grandma was a very loving person and cared deeply for all her family. She was very protective of us and was always looking out for us and would do anything to help us.
I remember a lot of things about my mom from when I was little. I remember your Grandma teaching me how to do things when I was just a kid. She taught me how to dress myself and make sure my shirt wasn’t on backwards or anything. But I always moved too slowly and she usually couldn’t wait for me to do it myself, so Grandma would help me put my shirt on anyway. Your Grandma was like that.
Grandma did everything fast. She was always hurrying around the house cleaning up and then outside to take care of the dogs in the dog kennel before coming back inside to fix dinner. She was very busy most of the time.
I also remember your Grandma teaching me how to comb my hair and tie my shoelaces, both of which she would end up doing for me anyway most of the time, you know. Before sending me to kindergarten for the first time, Your Grandma suddenly realized she hadn’t quite remembered to teach me how to write my name, so we worked at it furiously for two or three days before my first day. I eventually got it.
Grandma loved all kinds of animals too. She taught me how to hold kittens and puppies and how to raise the baby birds that fell from their nest. (We raised several baby birds when I was growing up.) I remember your Grandpa saying that he half expected to come home one day to find a baby elephant in the front yard. Grandma taught me a lot of things, but mostly she taught me to love my family and to do everything I can to help them be the best they can be. Thank you, Mom. I love you and I am going to miss you.
Or, as Mom was often heard to say, “Love ya, Love ya, Love ya!”.
April 9, 2021
I remember that my Mother many times found change in her purse for me when it was hot outside and we could hear the Ice Cream truck coming down the street. I remember going to Knotts Berry Farm to eat fried chicken, endless biscuits, rhubarb and boysenberry pie. At Knotts Berry Farm Mom would buy tickets for us to ride donkeys, go into the tilted house, ride on the train and pan for gold. Times were tough but, Mom saved her money from raising dogs to make sure that her kids would have some fun. I remember my mother’s generosity and how quickly she would laugh at even the corniest jokes I would tell. I remember that she loved to listen to Country western music and would sing along while doing dishes.I remember that my Mother lived for her children, and that her children all loved her more than words can express.