On March 11, 2015 our Nanny, Eunice Faye Kirchner, went to be with loved ones whom she had missed dearly. We in turn will miss her greatly.
Nanny was born November 21, 1923 in Cleburne, Texas to Annie Laura Gerland Breeden and Henry Thomas Breeden. She graduated from Caldwell High School in 1942 and then attended college at San Marcos State Teachers College. Eunice taught school in a 2 room school house from 1945-1946. She met William “Mick” Kirchner on a blind double date, and six weeks later they married on July 13th, 1946. They were happily married for 64 years.
In October of 1947 they welcomed their only child, Ronald Gordon Kirchner. She continued to teach school in Presidio, Texas until they moved to Del Rio, Texas where she went to work as a bookkeeper for H.E.B. Food Store. In 1957, they moved to California and went to work for the United States government at Edwards Air Force base as a procurement clerk, working her way up to a contract specialist. Nanny retired in 1971.
Eunice and Mick moved to Washington state in 1975. They had purchased a farm and lots of acreage on the Klickitat River. They raised fruits, vegetables, chickens, guinea hens, a few steer, a goat and sometimes their grand kids, Krista, Shawn and Tami over the years. Eventually they needed to move closer to health specialists, and chose to move to Yakima. Mick and Eunice lived in Yakima from 2000-2010.
In 2010, Mick passed away, and Nanny went to live with Tami & Breff and their family whom were grateful and blessed to have her live with them.
Nanny was a super talented cook and kept all of those around her well fed. She loved gardening – flowers and vegetables – and could can everything that she gathered from her many years of gardening. She was an excellent bowler (high 300’s to low 400’s) and went on many a fishing trip with her husband and son during their years in California. Nanny was not the type to complain, was generous with her love and help and worked hard all of her life. “What will be, will be” is one of the sayings she shared with us often.
Eunice is preceeded in death by 2 brothers, Gerland and J.B. Breeden, 1 sister, Bernice (B.B.) Chapman. She will also be joining her husband and great love, Mick (William Kirchner), her son Ronald Kirchner, her parents, her nieces (Connie and Shorty), nephew (Ernie) and many friends and extended relatives.
She is survived and missed by her three grandchildren, Tami McLaughlin (Breff), Krista Israel (Ronnie), and Shawn Kirchner. Nanny leaves behind 7 great grandchildren, Shelby, Christopher, Nate, Chuey, Fiona, Chloe and Christian and nieces Cindy, Janet, Becky, Karen, and Barbara as well as a lot of other people who will miss her greatly.
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