Longtime Westchester resident

Eileen Olga Bakalyar passed away March 25th. She was 71.

Bakalyar was born on March 15th, 1938 in Heron Lake, Minnesota. She married Vern Bakalyar in 1957 and the couple moved to California in 1958.

Bakalyar was supportive of her children and was involved in many of their activities. An active member of the Lutheran Womenís Missionary League at First Lutheran Church in Venice, Bakalyar also taught Sunday School.

She also served as a concierge at the Gardens Senior Living Community. Her greatest loves were ìthe three Físî ó faith, family and friends, her family said.

Bakalyar is survived by her son, Allen and his wife Donna; daughter Vereen; son Robert and his wife Kim; brother Dennis and his wife Dianne; and grandchildren, Dave, John, Sean, Kristin and Kylie.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eileenís name may be given to the Lutheran Womens Missionary League, First Lutheran Church, 815 Venice Blvd., Venice.