She moved to Los Angeles, California with her mother when she was 13. Eileen married William De Land in 1944 and had a son James and a daughter Selma. After Bill passed away in 1947, she later married Harry Kinsell and had two more daughters, Kathleen and Lynnette. Eileen raised her children working as a bookkeeper until she retired.
Mother loved to sew, travel and sing. When she retired, she tried her hand at painting and enjoyed it immensely. Mom moved to St. George in 2000 after her son James De Land passed away. She has been a member of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church for many years.
Preceding her in death were son James De Land, older brother Harold Johnisee and sister Naomi Welch. She leaves behind one sister Virginia Hughes, daughters: Selma Rink, Kathleen Fernandez and Lynnette Kinsell, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren plus friends. She will be greatly missed but we know she is at peace in the Lord’s loving embrace.
Service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:00 am at Good Shepard Presbyterian Church. 611 N 2450 E St. George, Utah 84790