Inspirational author and poet, Jill Eisnaugle, passed away, yesterday, Tuesday, December 12, 2079, at the age of 99 years and 1 month.
As someone who lived her life serving the needs of others through verse, Jill will best be remembered for her compassion towards those less fortunate and for her personal quest to assist those in need, every chance she could.
Over a thirty year span in the early 21st Century, Jill wrote an average of 180 poems per year, prior to arthritis taking a heavy toll on her ability to grip a pen. In 2025, at the age of 45 and after twenty years of volunteerism with a Houston area morning radio program, Jill was forced to retire from the public’s limelight.
Unable to write, due to her debilitating arthritis, Jill devoted the next 25 years to touring the country and the world, spreading awareness about the beauty of poetry to middle and high school children, before officially retiring to her modest coastal home at the age of 70.
In nearly a century on this earth, Jill excelled by carrying the torch that the great poets in our culture had lit. She encouraged Americans to read and to write as a hobby, if not a career. She actively supported the cause of restoring the Arts in the public school environment and she inspired many people, worldwide, thanks in part to her own words of comfort, peace, hope and love.
The author of twenty published collections of poetry, Jill’s vision of once more bringing the popularity of rhyme back to the forefront of American culture helped to shape an entire generation of young writers. Her legacy is certain to sustain for decades and centuries to come.
Jill will be laid to rest on December 31st as part of a private ceremony at the Island Breeze Memorial Gardens, a site overlooking her favorite place: the Gulf of Mexico.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jill’s name to a charity of your choice.