Gertrude Eilerson

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Former Paradise Cove resident Gertrude Eilerson died on April 25 at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, where she had lived since 2001.

Eilerson moved to Paradise Cove in 1994 to be closer to her family after her home in the Valley was destroyed in the Northridge earthquake. She spent the next few years happily spoiling her granddaughters in Malibu until Alzheimer’s disease made it impossible for her to live alone.

Eielson is survived by her daughter, Pam, son-in-law, Steve Posey and granddaughters Samantha, Alexandra and Eric Posey.

A memorial mass will take place at John Ford Chapel of the Motion Picture Home, located at 2388 Mulholland Drive in Woodland Hills, on May 27 at 2 p.m.