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Eilleen Lucille Pena

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Eilleen Lucille Pena, age 52 of Goodyear, AZ died February 19, 2020, in Goodyear, AZ. She was born April 5, 1967, in Redondo Beach, CA to Kern Forbes and Betty Shiveley. Eilleen was employed in a variety of positions. She worked for many years in the grocery industry, often as the helpful person at the Deli counter. Her work as an aide at the St. Madeleine Sophie Center, serving adults with developmental disabilities, allowed her caring heart to shine through. She also worked as an optometrist assistant and as a sales representative for Gold Canyon candles. But she considered the time she spent as a stay-at-home wife and mother the most important occupation that she had.

Eilleen loved being outdoors and taking hikes in the desert. She adored animals and liked crafting. She began her day by studying the Bible and often kept a running conversation with God by writing in her journals. Her days were focused on helping others. She lived her daily life through the love of God.

Eilleen is survived by her husband, Norm Pena; daughters, Vickie Herrera, and Savannah Pena; sons, Keith Fejeran, and Cody Pena; mother, Betty Shiveley; sister, Susan Williams; and six grandchildren. A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. The family suggests that donations be made to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at https://www.honorhealth.com/community/honorhealth-foundation/donate. Condolences for the family may be left below.

4 Comments on “Eilleen Lucille Pena

  1. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May memories of Eilleen and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. It is an honor to serve your family.

  2. Eilleen was my forever best friend.She honestly had the purest heart of anyone i’ve ever met. She ALWAYS put everyone else first & was absolutely THE most selfless person i’ve ever known. She will be my guardian angel i’m sure. I miss her voice & her beautiful smile oh so much! But i’m happy she’s not in pain anymore. She was a tough cookie & i doubt i could handle the pain she went thru.She was excited to meet God. Well, you got a good one,please take good care of her for us until we see her again. I love you…143,ME

  3. Eilleen, your sweet smile and sweet soul have just made the heavens that much brighter. You are now in God’s sweet embrace. You will be missed. – Lisa June Salazar

    Eilleen, we have been lucky to have you in our family, but now we know that you are no longer in pain and you are at eternal peace. – Tony Salazar

  4. My dearest brother Norm & and loving daughter Savannah. The loss of your beautiful wife and mother be easied knowing that Eilleen is in a better place and in peace. I wish that I could have gone and been there for you both. I am making a donation on her behalf. She will be missed especially that beautiful smile of hers. I am there in spirit, my arms are hugging you and Savannah! Ponder on all the beautiful memories that your family made together. That will be the glue that will help you through times of sadness and emptiness. Eilleen will always remain in my heart and daily prayers, as ever, sister Janet

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