Lilly Eizinger |

Lilly Eizinger

Lilly B. Eizinger passed away April 5 at Meadow View Manor after suffering several strokes. She was 101.

Mrs. Eizinger was born Jan. 30, 1906. During her earlier years, she was active as a Girl Scout leader, receiving its top national award. She was also active in ecological issues and, as a lifetime member of the National Audubon Society, she organized group’s national convention when it was held in Sacramento and participated in its annual Christmas Bird Count for 50 consecutive years.

After a second marriage, at age 71, she and her husband, Ben Eizinger of Sacramento, moved to the Willits area and then to Grass Valley, where Mr. Eizinger was taken by cancer in 2000.

Always determined to be independent and self-reliant, Mrs. Eizinger lived by herself at Olympia Glade Mobile Home Park until a few months after her 100th birthday, when she suffered a fall that required hospitalization.

Mrs. Eizinger is survived by her daughter, Jonda Friel of Tahoe City; son, Tod Argante of Fort Bragg; sister, Ruby Garmire of Sacramento; brother, Chet Wayland of Emmet, Idaho; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers; two sisters; first husband, Anselmo “Sam” Argante of Sacramento; and second husband, Ben Eizinger, in 2000.

Because Hospice of the Foothills was so helpful during Mr. Eizinger’s prolonged illness, Mrs. Eizinger asked that any remembrance be donated to them, 2399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, 95945.

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