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Posted on Jul 24, 2006  


Eileen Marie Cumpston, 86, of Swansboro died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at Harborview Health Care Center, Morehead City.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 4, 1920 to Harry and Minerva Brewer Bagnall.  After serving two years in the WAVES during World War II, Eileen went to Tokyo, Japan with the Army of Occupation from 1946 – 1948.  Graduating in 1952 from the American Institute for Foreign Trade, Eileen accompanied her husband to Lima, Peru where they were in business for fourteen years.  Eileen was elected president of the parents group at the American School of Lima, Roosevelt School, and president of the Women’s Auxiliary for the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.  During her leadership, the Women’s Auxiliary sponsored scholarships for nine Peruvian students to attend engineering schools in the United States and 10 scholarships to the University of Lima.  Returning to the United States and after five years in Kansas City, Eileen worked at the Family Practice Department of the Health Science Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  In 1987 she retired to Swansboro, NC.

A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 29th 2006  at St. Peter’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church with the Reverend Bert Eaton presiding. Burial will take place 10:00 a.m. Saturday August 5th 2006 at Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town, West Virginia.


SURVIVORS Husband  George Cumpston Son  William Cumpston of Cheyenne, Wyoming Sister   Betty Woidyla of Tucson, AZ One Grandchild

Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Morehead City, North Carolina.