Information for Elizabeth "Betty" Sly Eager
8 December 1907 – 15 July 1994
From the Idaho Press-Tribune, 18 July 1994
Contributed by Helen Strine
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Elizabeth “Betty” Eager, 86,
of Caldwell, died on July 15, 1994 at home. Services will be
conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Caldwell North
Stake Center of the LDS
Ward with Bishop David Steadman conducting, under the
direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Burial will
follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
Betty was born December 8, 1907, the oldest child of
Elmer Clark Sly and Isadore Elizabeth Clark in Eaton,
Colorado. She was an avid reader and had an unquenchable
thirst for education. She taught elementary grades 1-6 in a
country school for $90 a month.
She married Everett Eager on Christmas Eve, 1928, in
Denver, Colorado. They had a son, Eugene and daughter,
Betty was a leader in Girl Scouts, served as chairman of
the library board in Eaton. Summers were spent with her family
in Estes Park where her husband was employed. They moved to
Ault, Colorado and farmed for several years. The family moved
to Idaho in 1947 and farmed in Marsing and later in Meridian.
For the past 8 years she had been living with her daughter in
Music was a part of her daily life and developed into her
vocation. She taught piano and organ lessons for years in her
home and professionally throughout the valley. She had a great
love for all her students and they reciprocated the same. She
always had a beautiful flower garden, was a very gracious and
loving person, made such wonderful friends, and a complete
love and faith in Her Heavenly Father.
Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Vernal (Patricia) Reece;
a brother Bruce Sly; 9 grandchildren, Kathleen (Eager) Bachman
of Calif., Noell Reece of Caldwell, Garth and Jeanne Reece of
Utah, Daryl and Debbie Reece of Moscow, Kevin and Carolyn
Reece of Boise, Candy (Mrs. Bill) Jenkins of Caldwell, Scott
and Brenda Reece of Boise, Twyla Reece of Caldwell, and LaDawn
Reece of Boise; 34 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great
grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her husband, son, 4 brothers
and 1 sister.
A viewing will not be held because of a closed casket
service. The family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. at the