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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 Eager
 

    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 Church, 2nd Ward with Bishop David Steadman conducting, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     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, Patricia.
     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 Caldwell.
     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 church.