Eileen Kay DuJardin, 60, of Bremond, Texas, died unexpectedly on March 14, 2018.
Eileen was born October 5, 1957, in Elmhurst, Illinois to Isabelle and Victor DuJardin, Jr. She grew up in Bloomingdale, Illinois where she attended the local schools, including DuJardin Elementary School in Bloomingdale named in honor of her late grandmother, author Rosamond DuJardin.
Eileen loved horses as a child but it was during her time spent in Illinois as a young woman that she first developed a love for cattle ranching which would eventually become her lifelong passion. Eileen and her former husband, Larry Trimble, who survives her, moved to central Texas in 1994 where they continued to raise cattle and run a ranch for many years. It was also in Texas that Eileen began a successful career in real estate. Eileen was working for Legacy Lands & Ranches at the time of her death.
Eileen was loved and admired by everyone she ever met, hardworking and devoted to her ranch and the animals she cared for so lovingly. She mentored many younger aspiring ranchers and also volunteered for a local animal shelter. Eileen was larger than life itself, with a wonderful sense of humor and an incredibly generous and loving heart. Taken too soon, she will be forever missed by those who loved her and those whose lives she touched.
Eileen is survived by her mother Isabelle DuJardin of Waco, her brother Scott DuJardin and his wife Anita of Napa, California, her nephews Troy DuJardin and his partner Jessica Airel of Boston, Massachusetts, Ryan DuJardin and his wife Erin Centeno and their son Benjamin of Gilroy, California, Kenny DuJardin and his fiancée Christen Chaffin of Santa Rosa, California, her aunt Judy Nelsen of Fort Wayne, Indiana, her cousins Janet Clemenson of Houston and her children, and Denise Flori of Edmond, Oklahoma and her children.
Eileen was preceded in death by her father, Victor DuJardin, and her cousins Karen Clemenson, Neal Clemenson and Mark Clemenson. Eileen leaves behind many loving friends.
A celebration of her life will be held at Abraham Hall in Bremond, Texas on April 14, 2018, from noon to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her memory to the American Junior Simmental Association, One Genetics Way, Bozeman, MT 59718 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.