Eileen Mae Day
She was born August 4, 1935, in Everett, Washington to parents Jerry and Josephine (Thompson) Vandos.
Eileen grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1953. A year later she moved to Portland, Oregon and enrolled in Providence school of nursing. While working as a nurse's aide, she met the man she would soon fall in love with.
In 1957 she quit nursing and married James "Jim" Day. They had three children and called the Portland area their home until they moved to Scappoose in 1965 and opened Jim's Auto Wrecking and Towing business.
In the first years of their marriage, Eileen was a full-time homemaker and mother and occasionally worked as a part-time secretary. In 1973, she started full-time as the first Scappoose police and municipal court clerk. She worked there until her retirement 25 years later.
Eileen was a longtime member of American Business Women's Association where she served in various officer positions and chaired on many committees. It was considered a very memorable learning experience for her.
Eileen loved spending time with family and friends and being a doting grandmother for her five grandchildren.
In her spare time she enjoyed working in her garden, reading, knitting and working jigsaw puzzles. The highlight of her week was Friday night pizza at the Pizza Vendor!
She is survived by her husband, Jim; their daughter, Loretta "Lorie" Day of Everett, Washington; daughter and son in law, Sandra "Sandy" and Robert Coe Jr. of Greensboro, North Carolina; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Day; her sister, Betty Jerdy; and a nephew.
Eileen was laid to rest on Wednesday January 15 at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia Food Bank, one of Eileen's favorite charities.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com