Eileen Frances Godfrey


2019/10/obit-godfrey-Mom-205x300.jpgOct. 1, 1944-Sept. 30, 2019.

Eileen would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, an offer she couldn’t refuse, for an appointment in heaven from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Her new adventure takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, quilting, cooking and reading to her heart’s content. Music, laughter and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious and you never gain an ounce. She left detailed instructions for her husband and children to celebrate her time here, which has now been completed. Low adherence to this instruction will not be tolerated.

Eileen was born and raised in North Hollywood, Calif. She moved to Simi Valley, Calif., and lived there for 38 years before retiring to Pagosa Springs in 2008 with her husband, Charlie.

Eileen is survived by her husband of nearly 54 years, Charles Godfrey; her daughters, Christina Corley, Cynthia Leewitt and Cheryl Hirons; grandchildren Sebastian, Christian, Cierra, Tyler, Zachary, Kyle, Shawn, Konnor, Claudia and Peyton; and great-grandson Jaxton. She is also survived by her three sons-in-law that she very much loved as her own children, Scott, Brian and Bobby; siblings Kathleen Grams, Eugene Brown, Barbara Poor, Bob Godfrey and Bill Godfrey; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.

Eileen was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Brown; father William Brown; mother-in-law Mary Brown; and father-in-law Elmer Godfrey.

Eileen will be missed by her many adoring friends and loving family, including those from the theater, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church and the quilt guild.

Eileen was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She spent countless hours making exceptional quilts, going to the theater, and enjoyed spending time playing hostess to her friends and family. Even through this past year, she always maintained her entertaining sense of humor.

There will be a memorial service this spring to celebrate Eileen’s wonderful life.