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Merry Katherine Rummel Eiland
Birth: Jun. 29, 1944
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 2004
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA


Merry Katherine Hart Rummel was the youngest of five children born to Evelyn Hart Rummel. Merry is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Harold Wayne Eiland of Tampa, FL; two daughters, Shari Lamb (Thomas) of Riverview, FL; Terri Allen (Tim) of Tampa, FL; four grandchildren, Celeste Lamb (Robyn) of Valrico, FL; Crystal Lamb of Clearwater, FL; Raymond and Laura Allen both of Tampa, FL; and two great granddaughters, Malina and Kristiana Caldwell of Clearwater, FL; two sisters, Margaret Brown of Olive Branch, MS ; Martha Waldner (Harlan) of St. George, UT; two brothers, Edwin "Eddie" Rummel and Kenneth Rummel (Mary) of Albuquerque, NM; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Sadly, we did not know my mom was so sick she could die. In three weeks, she went to the doctor three times and each time was told she had the flu and it would have to run it's course and to drink plenty of fluids. Just a few days after that third visit to the doctor she died in her sleep. Her autopsy gives bacterial pneumonia and sepsis as her cause of death. Merry was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado and met her husband, Wayne while he was serving in the Army and stationed at Ft. Carson and they married December 15, 1960 and immediately moved to his hometown of Tampa, Florida. She spent the next 40 years in Tampa and missed Colorado Springs every single day. Merry fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a nurse in 1976 and for the next 17 years she worked at St. Joseph's Hospital. Merry kept the child inside her alive until the day she died; she dressed her dolls and kept them displayed around the house; she loved to color, she collected many toys over the years and spent countless hours playing with her children and grandchildren; one of her favorite places was Walt Disney World and she loved Disney characters, she loved to read and she read many different types of books but Disney and Little House on the Prairie were ones that she enjoyed reading to her children and grandchildren; when she was alone, Merry read books about the lives of different U.S. Presidents and the Royal family (she would have been so excited to have seen Prince William marry and now see his precious son, Prince George), my mom really kept up with what was going on with the British royals and who was involved with who and who was doing something they shouldn't be, etc. she loved Prince Harry because he seemed to be the child that was more mischievous but always said Prince William looked like his beautiful mother. My mom loved watching Little House on the Prairie, MASH, Hogan's Heroes, Sanford and Son, the Golden Girls, all Shirley Temple movies, and many more I cannot think of right now. Merry also enjoyed counter-cross stitch, embroidery, photography, and yard sales and had many other hobbies. Her favorite place to eat was McDonald's, she would always get a Happy Meal and she collected the toys; her grandchildren thought it was so cool that grandma enjoyed Happy Meals as much as they did and she was probably more excited about the toy inside than they were. My mom would pick McDonald's over the most expensive restaurant in the city; it wasn't about money, she honestly believed McDonald's was the BEST! My mom was truly something else and for those that met her she left a lasting impression; whether it was good or bad I assure you it was permanent. Hard not to laugh at some of the things she did that would annoy others that upset her or comments she'd make like when the neighbor threatened to call DCF because my mom spanked my nieces, my mom hollered across the yard, "If they can raise them better than I can tell them to come and get em!" My mom was a firm believer in spare the rod spoil the child. She never spanked me for no reason, I can assure you if I got the switch or belt I more than deserved it. I respected my mom as I grew up because I realized she spanked me because she loved me and wanted me to grow up with morals and character.
╚══` my mom so very much and knowing I will see her again brings me enormous comfort.

(Katherine and Hart are both middle names; she added Hart in 1996)


If tears could build a stairway
and memories a lane,
We'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken.
No time to say good-bye.
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.
Our hearts still ache in sadness
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
Family links: 
  Walker Richard Little (1912 - 1982)
  Evelyn Hart Robbins (1908 - 1996)
  Edwin Myron Rummel (1931 - 2008)**
  Margaret Frances Rummel Brown (1937 - 2009)**
  Merry Katherine Rummel Eiland (1944 - 2004)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Cause of death: Pneumonia/Sepsis [malpractice]
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: ashes scattered at the summit of Pikes Peak
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Record added: Feb 18, 2010
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Just me again, I dreamed about you last night and we were at the airport and you were waving to me, I have that dream quite often because it's really not a dream that is my last memory - I miss you so much mama - Raymond told me that I'm different since y...(Read more)
 Added: Jul. 26, 2014

- Neil B (John 3:16)
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This candy made me think of you just about everything remind me of you - I could make a list a mile long of things that remind me of you from Disney to the smell of the original Jergen's lotion you always used and your grandchildren remember that too so...(Read more)
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