Eileen Eiland Welch (1928-2005)

April 13, 2011

Eileen Eiland Welch was a native of Midland, Texas. She attended Hardin-Simmons University before she married farmer and rancher Charles Welch in 1946. As the church organist most of her adult life, she was a faithful church member. Eileen served as secretary-treasurer of Midland County Livestock Association for more than fifty years and was secretary of Midland Livestock Auction and Sandhills Hereford and Quarter Horse Show.

She served as treasurer for Permian Historical Society for eighteen years and upon her retirement three people were needed to take her place. She was honored with the PHS Distinguished Service Award in 2002 and was named a Permian Pioneer in 2003. She was a dear friend to all who knew her.

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