Miles Alan Eisenman, 1938 – 2014
Miles Alan Eisenman
1938 – 2014
Miles Alan Eisenman passed away on Feb. 26, 2014 after being in declining health following a stroke in 2011. He leaves his wife Karen of Calistoga; daughters Rhonda Brown of American Canyon, Jeanise Eisenman of Windsor and Heather Eisenman of Fairbanks, Alaska; two brothers Ross Eisenman of Arcadia and Bruce Eisenman of Hollister; and a sister Avis Williamson of Bishop-Auckland, England. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Edythe Eisenman who were longtime Tehachapi area residents.
Miles was born in Portland, Ore. He attended grade school in Monolith and Tehachapi and was a member of the Tehachapi High School class of 1956. He was known for being an outstanding long distance runner. His high school record for the one mile run stood for many years. He went on to be a long distance runner at Bakersfield Junior College and Oklahoma State University where he obtained All American recognition. He kept in contact with his Tehachapi friends and classmates by attending class reunions and Old Timers’ barbecues.
After graduating from OSU he went on to attend Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley to obtain a Master of Theology degree. After seminary Miles and his wife Karen moved to Calistoga where he pastored several small churches and established a yard and landscape maintenance business. Miles was active in this business until being incapacitated by a stroke.
Miles had a love for the out-of-doors. Bird watching was one of his favorite pursuits. He built a small outside room to display his collection of natural artifacts. He was instrumental in seeing that the Eisenman Family arrowhead collection was donated to the Tehachapi Museum.
A memorial service for Miles Eisenman will be held in Calistoga on March 16 at 2 p.m. at the Tucker Farm Center, 1201 Tucker Road.
Miles will be missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.