June 2, 1944 - May 4, 2019
Grace Eshilian passed on May 4th, 2019 in Bellflower, California. Grace was born on June 2, 1944 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Erma Linda and James B. Tackett and was the oldest of 6 children. She grew up in the South Bay in a home her father built. During her life, she was married to Ron Moorehead and Richard Eshilian and today is survived by her daughter, Veronica Fuenmayor and her son, Richard Eshilian Jr. as well as two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Grace lived in Downey for the last 50 years. She worked in Real Estate for over 40 years and was the recipient of many awards, served on various boards, and was a great resource to the real estate community, always willing to share her wealth of knowledge. She also served the community of Downey in many ways, including her involvement in the Rotary Club and First Baptist Church of Downey. Grace volunteered with First Baptist Church of Downey’s children’s ministry and participated in several short term mission trips. She never hesitated to give of her time to serve others. Grace’s kindness and generosity will be greatly missed by her loved ones.
Grace leaves behind her loving family: Children, Veronica Fuenmayor (Ed) of Downey & Richard Eshilian Jr. of Downey, Grandchildren, Andrew Fuenmayor (Priscilla) of Lakewood & Cassie Fuenmayor of Boston, Massachusetts, Great-grandchidlren, Oliver & Calvin Fuenmayor of Lakewood, Siblings, Lynn Ogden of North Carolina, Patrick Tackett (Pam) of Idaho, James Tackett of Idaho, Leigh Dimarco of New York, Elizabeth Halboth (Pete) of California, as well as several other family members and friends who loved her and will miss her dearly. A memorial service will be held for Grace on Thursday, May 16 at the First Baptist Church in Downey at 11:00 AM. For more information and to leave condolences to the family, please visit www.RisherMortuary.com. 562-861-3888.
Interment will follow at a later time in the Pacific Crest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Rotary Club of Downey, Grace Eshilian Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 339, Downey, CA 90241.