Tichenor Eileen E. (Woodworth) Tichenor, who died March 5, 2003, was born September 9, 1930 in Sparta, WI to Wallace and Ella Woodworth. She graduated from Sparta High School in 1948. On June 16, 1956, she married Phillip J. Tichenor, and moved to St. Paul, MN. Eileen is survived by her husband and three children, Terry (LeAnn), Lexington, MA; Lani (Craig Goeser), Fond du Lac, WI; and Michael (Becky), Germany; and 12 grandchildren, Lauren and Marlee (Terry and LeAnn); John, Nicholas, Daniel, Laura and Luke (Lani and Craig Goeser); and Nathaniel, Ella, Marin, Annika and Grace (Michael and Becky). She is also survived by a brother, Jon (Doris); and a sister, Emily Livangood of Sparta, WI. Preceding her in death are her parents, one sister, and an infant granddaughter. After high school graduation, Eileen attended college at UW-La Crosse where she majored in education. She taught elementary grades in Melrose, Shawano and Marshfield, WI and Roseville, MN. She also spent many years in substitute and voluntary teaching. After her teaching career, Eileen worked nearly 20 years in sales at Dayton's, Rosedale. She was a longtime active member of the United Methodist Women and the League of Women Voters, and served for years as an election judge in her Shoreview Precinct. Eileen was active in area garden clubs and was known for her scores of African Violets and backyard foliage. She was an avid knitter, producing scores of sweaters and Afghans for family and friends and as many as 100 hats and mittens per year for needy school children. Eileen also loved going to the lake in northern, MN, spending time at the family cabin, which became a place for family reunions. Memorial services at Centennial United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co. Rd C-2, Roseville, MN 55113 (651-633- 7644) Tuesday, March 11 at 11:00 AM. Memorials preferred to American Red Cross, National Parkinsons Foundation, or Centennial United Methodist Foundation. Cremation Society of MN Mpls. 612-825-2435

Published on March 7, 2003

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