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Eileen Kazarian
(1961 - 2011)

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Name: Eileen Kazarian
Gender: Female
Age: 50 years old
Lived: Friday, 21 April 1961 - Tuesday, 20 December 2011

My Story

Eulogy for Eileen Mae Kazarian, a woman with a Heart of Gold

Eileen Mae Kazarian passed away in her home in Santa Rosa on December 20th, 2011.  This unexpected death has made these times even harder on her friends and loved ones.  The youngest of four, Eileen was born on April 21st, 1961 to parents of Barbara and Hamo Kazarian.  She lived in San Francisco as a young child and than her family moved to Novato where Eileen spent her childhood and teen years. 

Her childhood friend, Angela Eggleston said, “I loved watching Eileen walk her giant Great Dane named Kona down the street, seeing such a little girl walk a big dog was very entertaining to watch.”  Eileen had a very big heart when it came to animals, any pet she had was always treated as one of the family.

Something Eileen would always talk about with the biggest smile on her face, was when she was 11 years old she got herself into a National Hula Hoop Contest and she won 1st place for  under 11’s. She would always talk about how great it felt to win and how much she prized her certificate that she received during the award ceremony. A feeling she would never forget and at 50 years old she was still Hula Hooping as if she was a little girl, her favorite trick was hula hooping around her neck.

Eileen attended Novato High School, class of 1979.  There she made many friends that she would have for a lifetime.  Her 30 year class reunion was in 2009 and for months after she talked about how much fun she had and how happy she was to have come back in contact with her childhood friends.    When her friends talk about Eileen’s High School years they all say how she was always the life of the party and that she was funny, outgoing and most of all straightforward.  Angela Eggleston told Eileen’s daughter, “Your mom was always a very up front and honest woman and I had much respect for her.”

 Something Eileen used to say was that she could go a long period of time without talking to her friends but when every time they were reunited it’s as if there was no absence between them.  Another childhood friend, Kristi Fritze wrote on Eileen’s Facebook Wall recently, “I am so saddened to hear this news. I, too, was friends with Eileen from school and had just reconnected with her on facebook. She was so sweet and personable after not hearing/talking to me for many a decades. I was so glad that she remembered me. My thoughts and prayers go out to her daughters and granddaughter who she told me about proudly the first time we chatted. She said you were all her life. What a wonderful woman the good lord has brought back home to him.”  Most people could meet Eileen once and would never forget her because of strong personality and not to mention she had this rocker type hair that was unforgettable.

Eileen lived by a very clear-cut philosophy; live, laugh and love.  And that’s exactly what she did day in and day out.  There is no way that Eileen’s fulfilling life could be easily summarized in a couple pages so let’s focus on what she loved most about life, which was being a devoted mom and loving grandma.  Eileen has two daughters she loved with all her heart, the oldest, Heather Eileen Friedle (24), and the youngest, Ashley Mae Kazarian (22).  They say pictures are worth a thousand words but words couldn’t describe the eternal love in Eileen’s eyes when we look at her pictures today. She truly gave her all and made sure her kids were always happy.  

Ashley Mae Kazarian, the youngest daughter says, “My mom has and always will be the most amazing women I have known.  The things that stood out most about my mom were her strength and beauty.  For me my mom was my heart, my everything, and most of all she was the best mom in the world.  My life will never be the same but I will always carry all the best memories my mom and I shared together.  I love and miss you so much mom.”

Ashley is Eileen’s youngest and they were more than just mother and daughter, they were best friends on their good days and they were catty sisters on their bad days, but at the end of the day the amount of love that they have for each other is what people wish for their whole life. 

 If she could, Eileen would talk to someone all day about her kids.  Eileen had a very young soul and that’s what made her such a great mother.  She was able to relate to her kids on many different levels while being there for them through their hard times in life.  She had a very special relationship with her daughters and was so proud of them in different ways. 

Eileen recently became a Grandmother on May 1, 2010 and loved every minute of it.  From the minute that JoElle was born to the last day JoElle spent with her Grandmother they had this special playful connection that no one else had with JoElle.  The way their faces light up when they saw each other was such a gift to see.   Eileen called JoElle her little “Butterfly” and every time JoElle says butterfly it feels like Eileen is there with her saying it.   All Eileen wanted to do was teach JoElle and all JoElle wanted to do was learn from her Grandma.  It is sad that JoElle lost her Grandmother at such a young age, but JoElle will remember her Grandma every time she opens books they used to read together or every time JoElle plays with chalk on the sidewalk and whenever JoElle runs through the sprinklers. 

Jeff Faverio, Eileen’s partner for 18 years, will miss all the times they have had together as a couple.  Eileen always bragged about what a great man she had and that he was her best friend and also lover. They enjoyed doing many things together, but they mostly focused on their beautiful garden where they grew everything from tomatoes to chilies to artichokes.  Jeff and Eileen also enjoyed sitting outside at night barbequing and looking up at the stars, just talking away for hours.  He will miss her deeply, but she will always be your “Sweet-E.”


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Biography

Fathers Name: Hamo Kazarian
Mothers Name: Barbara Kazarian
Spouse's Name: Jeff Faverio
Children's Names: Heather Eileen Friedle
Siblings Names: Gary Kazarian, Dale Kazarian and Cynthia Helmick
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Santa Rosa, Ca

Interests

Favourite Sport: Skating
Favourite Book: A Child Called It
Favourite Music Genre: Other
Favourite Artist: Diana Ross
Other Interests:
Eileen loved to garden, talk to her friends, cook,

Passing

Place of Passing: Her home in Santa Rosa
Date of Passing: 20 December 2011
Cause of Passing: Unknown
Type of Funeral: Celebration of Life
Place of Burial: Cremation
Funeral Date: 8 January 2012
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