Eva Emilia Tracy, a resident of McCloud, California, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2012 at her home. She was 79 years old.

Eva was born on August 28, 1932 to Guilo and Rosina Franceschini of McCloud. She grew up in McCloud and graduated from McCloud High School in 1950.|

Eva moved to Folsom where she attended Beauty School and while residing there, she met the love of her life, Arthur Tracy. They married and were together for 47 years until Arthur’s death in 1997.

Eva was actively involved with her sons in Cub Scouts and school activities.

She was a very talented musician and throughout her life she enjoyed playing the piano, the accordion, and especially the organ for Sunday Mass, weddings, May Crownings, and Christmas Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for 51 years. She stopped playing only after she lost her hearing.

Eva will be missed as a comforting and loving mother to her three sons, Ernest Tracy (and Linda) of Dorris, Michael Tracy and Robert Tracy, both of McCloud.

Eva is also survived by her three grandchildren, Rosina (and James) Waldburger, Jeffrey Tracy, and Patricia Tracy (fiance Shane Cynor). Eva’s joy and happiness continued in her three great-grandchildren, Ian Waldburger, Josef Waldburger, and Angelina Tracy.

Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Art; sisters, Angelina Mancasola, Dina Cattuzzo, and Julia Diamond-Johnston; brother, Dino Franceschini; and very close friends, Marline Johnson and Ann Glenn.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 31 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 312 W. Colombero Drive in McCloud.

Donations in Eva’s name may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or Mercy Hospice, 914 Pine Street, Mount Shasta, CA 96067.

Arrangements are in the care of Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel.