In loving memory

Celebration of Life

Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville, Texas

2:00 pm – Sunday, November 26, 2023

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Gainesville.

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Eila Fors Wigren, born April 13, 1933, on September 22, 2023, Eila with her loving daughter by her side, took her last breath on earth and her first in heaven.

Eila was born in Finland and came to America as just a baby along with her mother and older sister, Elsie to join her father who preceded them to start a new life in Westerly, Rhode Island.  It was here that Eila grew up and graduated from Ward Senior High School.

As a young girl she had a natural ear for music and learned to play the accordion.  She played at many Finnish dances for hours on end as her father wanted her to earn her wages and put on a good show.  It was only years later that she met her future husband, Donald.  He had spotted her at a dance and told his best friend that she was the girl he was going to marry, although they had not yet met.  Truth be known, the rest is history.  On May 7, 1955, Don and Eila were married.  In December of 1956 Eila gave birth to a son-John Oscar Wigren and in March of 1961 a daughter, Lynda Maria Wigren.

Eila was later employed by Westerly Hospital as an O.R. aide where she worked until her retirement in 1995, well over 26 years.  There, she was everyone’s favorite girl, always going above and beyond.  She was often remembered as the “warm blanket lady” by past patients as she would run to bring them a warm blanket from the autoclave.

In 2001, she and her husband, Don moved to Gainesville, Texas to be closer to their daughter, Lynda.  Her infectious smile will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Eila was preceded in death by her husband, Donald in 2020. She is survived by her son, John Wigren and his wife, Lorna; daughter, Lynda Rosaschi and late husband, Rick of Gainesville, Texas; grandchildren, Jessica Wigren, John Wigren, Lydia Butler, Logan Rochell; great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Gabrille St. Peter, Chloe & Caden Wigren, Madison Vanhoose, Kruze Rochell, Memphis Rochell, Lane Rochell and Henry Rochell; niece, Jane Bowman; niece, Gayleen Donandt and nephew, Marlon Taylor and many close friends.

There will be a celebration of her life in Gainesville, Texas at Meador Funeral Home, Gainesville, Texas on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.+