Eileen Florence Polsley of Clifton, Texas passed peacefully in her sleep on January 5th, 2023. She was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 19,1934. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church, Clifton with Rev. Clint Schofield officianting. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
She graduated from Grossmont High School in El Cajon, CA in 1952 and studied at San Diego State University. She married the love of her life, Norman E. (Rusty) Day in San Diego, California in 1954. Soon after, they moved to Texas and together they raised their family in Haltom City.
She worked as an administrative assistant for Birdville ISD for many years. But first, and foremost Eileen was a wonderful wife, mother, friend and homemaker. In 1986, Eileen and Rusty retired to their cattle ranch in Clifton, Texas. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing in her church choir, camping trips with lifelong friends, numerous trips to Europe, playing Bridge and line-dancing with the Heart of Texas Line Dancers. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clifton. She loved her church and the town of Clifton where she volunteered endlessly.
Her proudest accomplishment along with many members of the community was the Nellie Pederson Civic Library. She was President of the Clifton Civic Improvement Society when a new library became their vision in 1999 and she was very instrumental in the work that went into the new library. The Nellie Pederson Civic Library opened its doors to the town in 2000. Eileen will be greatly missed by so many friends and family.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Florence Polsley, her beloved husband, Norman E. Day, cherished daughter, Carrie Eileen Oberle; sisters, Ruth Johnson, Naomi Fisher and brother, Cecil L.“Buzz” Polsley; nephews, David Fisher and Patrick Johnson.
She is survived by her son, Michael Norman Day and wife, Karen, of Henderson,TX; daughter, Colleen Bocanegra and husband, William, of Decatur,TX; son-in-law, Jack Oberle, of San Antonio,TX; grandchildren, Troy Day and wife, Kathy, of Lake Jackson, TX, Paul Day and wife, Andrea, of Marshall,TX, Sophie Cornman and husband, Scott, of Keller, TX, Sarah Erwin, of Denton,TX, Elise Thomas and husband, Ryan, of Decatur, TX, Katie Parrish and husband, Josh, of Wichita Falls,TX and Nicholas Oberle and wife, Rachel, of Austin,TX; great grandchildren, Alayna Erwin, William, Charlie and Maxwell Cornman, Jane and Eleanor Thomas, and Juli, Jamin, Harper, Weston and Sawyer Day. She is also survived by her treasured nieces and nephews; Ellen, Kathleen, Jennifer, Barbara, Eric, Laurie Brady and husband, Stephen of Katie, TX. Earl, Chris and Daniel Fisher, great niece; Whitney Brady of Houston, and her dear friends, Mary Bergman and Iris Clark of Clifton.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends are invited to make a donation to the Nellie Pederson Civic Library in her memory.