In memory of
Eileen Mary (Brandhuber) Hoeft
Brandhuber Eileen Mary Eileen Mary Brandhuber Watkins Hoeft of Vancouver, WA passed away on December 10, 2016. Eileen was born on May 2, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio to Fred and Lucy Brandhuber. She graduated from Scott High School 1943 and Saint Vincent's school of Nursing. She went on to get her degree in nursing education at Saint Louis University. There she met a blind date, a medical student Charles W. Bill Watkins. They were married on December 27, 1950 at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary cathedral. Eileen and Bill settled in Vancouver, Washington in 1958 where Eileen taught for over 40 years, retiring at age 82. Her husband, Dr. Bill Watkins preceded her in death in 1980. In 1982 she married Elmer Hoeft until his death in 1996. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruth; her brother, Charles; and daughter, Susan. She is survived by 5 of her children; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great- grandchildren. As published in The Blade
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