Eileen Margaret Whitcomb

January 2, 1921November 2, 2018

Eileen Margaret Whitcomb went to be with the Lord, peacefully in her home, surrounded by Family, on November 2, 2018.

Eileen was born in Northfield, Wisconsin. She was one of five children gifted to Margaret and Melvin Hanson.

In April of 1939 Eileen married Norman Edmund Whitcomb. They spent the next 20 years living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. During that time, they had 9 children, 7 girls and 2 boys.

In 1958 they relocated to Ventura California, following a summer vacation when they fell in love with the Ventura weather. Eileen gave birth to her last child, a boy, in 1961 at Community Memorial Hospital.

Eileen was the ultimate homemaker. She was honored to be a Mother and excelled in providing a loving home to Norman and the children. She worked outside of the home on two occasions, Eileen and Norman opened The Swedish Kitchen Smorgasbord in the mid 60’s, which was loved by many. Eileen also worked as a Manager at Bob’s Old-Fashioned Ice cream in Oxnard.

Eileen attended The Peoples Church, and The First Assembly of God. Eileen loved her Heavenly Father and read her Bible daily. She was a true servant of the Lord.

Eileen has been a loving Grandma to 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Eileen was preceded in death by her siblings, her husband of 69 years, Norman, and a daughter, Janet.

Eileen is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Ed) Thomas, Joanne (Russ) Roper, Norma (Gary) Doran, Sharon (Ken) Stout, Helen (Ray) Fly, Alice (Dan) Pittman, David (Patty), Kenny (Gloria), and Michael (Heidi).

Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018, 11:00 A.M., at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura California. A luncheon will follow.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home.


  • Graveside Service Friday, November 9, 2018

Eileen Margaret Whitcomb

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Bob & Mary Schilken

November 9, 2018

We were sorry to learn of Eileen's passing. We have great memories of our wonderful neighbors Norm & Eileen sitting on their front porch with a smile & a welcome. Eileen's white hair was always perfectly styled and she never seemed to age. She was always busy. We still talk about her fantastic oatmeal cookies & learning the secret was soaking golden raisins in warm water & adding a little of the water to the batter. But most of all we appreciate the great family she raised and the legacy she left.

Mary & Bob

Kathy Thomas

November 6, 2018

I remember my grandma as a kind loving fun and God loving woman. Many memories I was blessed to share with her. From baking cookies, playing games and spending many Saturdays having breakfast with her and grandpa. I also had the pleasure of working with her at Bob's old fashioned ice cream. It was the first time seeing her wearing pants. She looked adorable in her crisp white ruffle shirt red pants and lace hat. I will treasure her and love her always. Until we meet again. God be with you.

Sharon Stout

November 6, 2018

The best mom ever. Will miss her dearly. Love you forever. 😘💔