Friday, April 12, 2019 a wonderful spirit departed Earth – Eunice Amaya died at St. Patrick Hospital after a life span of 97.75 years.
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Eunice was a nurse for 30 years, 20 at St. Patrick’s. She was a very ambitious, meticulous and independent woman – who loved dogs. She joined the Peace Corp at 68 and served orphans in Morocco. She ate Taco Treat every day for the past 20 + years. She loved hosting parties - her last annual Christmas Party in 2018.
At 80 she was excited to get a job with Missoula Aging Services in respite care. Eunice received MAS Volunteer of the Year.
A devoted Griz Fan – loved attending Griz Football and Basketball and Lady Griz Basketball for over 50 years.
Eunice was proceeded in death by her parents, siblings, husband Jack and son’s David and Jackie.
She is survived by daughter Judith (Gary) Hughes; grandchildren Christian, Dustin, Lance (Jessica), Christopher (Janet), Sara Hughes and Cary (Curtis) Ingram; and, Jacqueline (fiancé David), Joseph (Kat), Jeremy and Jason (LaDonna) Amaya; daughter-in-law Frances Amaya; and, 21 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
Special thanks for acts of kindness from County Home Estates - Marilynn, Carol, Isabell, Misty, and, Lynn; and, St. Patrick’s Dr. Adam Larkins and incredible nurses. Thanks also to Dr. Peter Szekely and Nurse Tammy for many years of care.
Eunice last words were “tell everyone I love them”.
Honorary pallbearers Jan Schiedermayer, Nellie McClelland, Patti Johns, Sandi Fisher, Sharon King, Lee Donica,
Celebration of Life for Eunice with Liturgy of the Word, Father Jim Hogan presiding, Thursday, July 4, 2019; 2616 Briggs (grandson Christopher and Janet’s home), 3:00 p.m., taco dinner following. In lieu of flowers, donations to Missoula Aging Services, 337 Stephens Ave., 59801.