On September 12, 2020, Eileen Mae Shofner passed away peacefully in the midst of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and surrounded by her 3 children Steven Shofner, Lisa Garcia, and Jason Shofner. Eileen lived a full life adventuring with her children and grandchildren. As a mother she devoted her life selflessly to raising her three children on her own. As a young family, they took many road trips admiring the beauty around them including trips to Yellowstone, the Bruneau Sand dunes, and camping in beautiful Idaho forests. Eileen raised her children in the wealth of her love and care for them.
As a sister Eileen is survived by her siblings Wayne Dahl, Ruth Pittman, Lyle Dahl, Loren Dahl, Don Dahl, and Sharon Gallivan. She will be laid to rest near her parents, Obed and Eleanor Dahl, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Eileen was the perfect grandma to Lauren, Gabby, Josiah, Lucas and Olivia. She is remembered most by her joy, smile, laughter and comfort through her presence.
Eileen had a love and passion for gardening and received her master gardeners certificate through the Canyon County Master Gardeners program in 2016. She was active with the integrated pest management team, going out into the community scouting pests and diseases in home owners landscaping and learned/taught how to take preventative measures using less pesticides. She took great pleasure in traveling around the valley admiring and photographing the beautiful plants of God’s creation.
Above all else Eileen’s love for Jesus, her Lord and Savior, drove her to be the kind of person we all knew her to be. She poured herself out selflessly to friends and family and never sought anything in return. She gave out of the abundance and richness of her heart, showing love, kindness and mercy toward all of God’s creation. She volunteered regularly at Hands of Hope and was involved in and supported the Natalie Ward Missionary Group through First Church of the Nazarene.
Eileen’s Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 4:30pm. There will be a limited graveside memorial preceding the service at 3:00pm. Graveside Memorial limited to family members and by invitation only due to space restrictions. Celebration of Life ceremony at Nampa First Church is open to all.