Eileen Bijie Pederson, 86, the daughter of Adam and Mabel Muske Bijie, was in Brookshire and passed away Feb. 21, 2005 at her residence in Brookshire. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband of 54 years, 0. M, (Pete) Pederson. Eileen was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church, Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, an avid bridge player and a functioning partner in the family farm. Her loving, generous and welcoming nature has inspired her children and family to live life to its fullest potential and always look for the beautiful. Her outgoing, witty personality made all of her acquaintances soon become dear friends. We are eternally grateful for her unconditional love. She is survived by her daughter Lauren Jinks and husband Randy of Katy; sons Mike and Marianne Pederson of Seabrook, Rodney and Sharon Pederson of Bellville, Chuck and Michele Pederson of Sugarland; grandchildren Brian and Tiffani Jinks, David and Mikey Pederson, Clayton and Sam Pederson, Casey and Kristina Hall; one great grandchild Barrett Jinks; sister Dot Morton of Katy and numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. Funeral Service were Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Brookshire, 707 Cooper Street, with the Rev. Jim Thomson officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Pallbearers were Keith Morton, Lee Morton, Brian Jinks, Clayton Pederson, Sam Pederson, Mikey Pederson, David Pederson and Jim Bavouset. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 307, Brookshire, Texas 77423. Schmidt Funeral Home of Brookshire was in charge of arrangements.
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