Eileen Squires Kershaw of Sugar City celebrated her 90th birthday on May 25. Her family will gather to honor her on the 22nd of June. She has four children, 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is married to the late Thomas Kershaw.
Eileen grew up on her family’s farm in Archer, graduated from Madison High School in 1947 and attended Ricks College, where she met her husband. She continued her education through night classes and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1974. Her family lived in Ammon, Idaho until 1970, when they moved to Sugar City. She began teaching school at Teton Elementary in 1971, and taught 2nd and 4th grades in Teton and at Sugar City Elementary until about 1994.
Eileen is a great cook and an accomplished musician. She taught piano lessons to hundreds of children, including some of her own children and grandchildren, and has been much sought after as an accompanist. She also served her church through music, as well as serving in Relief Society, Primary, Young Women and other callings. She is active in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Eileen served as an assistant matron in the Idaho Falls Temple, and she and Tom served two other temple missions, in Chicago and Nauvoo, Illinois. She continues to be active and involved in her church and in the Temple.
Eileen enjoys spending time reading and working in her large garden. She also enjoys being at the cabin she built with Tom in Island Park. Her family knows her as someone who loves nature and the outdoors, who can find huckleberries and identify birds and wildflowers better than anyone they know, and who is the best mom and grandma ever.