Jan. 4, 1925 — March 7, 2014
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Theodore “Ted” Eggan ascended to heaven on March 7, 2014, in Pasco, Wash. He was born in Seattle, Wash., on Jan. 4, 1925, to James and Myrtle Eggan. He was the eighth of nine children. He was drafted into the Navy during World War II and served on the USS Cabot CVL-28. He was in nine campaigns in the South Pacific Theater.
Ted attended Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, where he met his wife, June Cheraz. They were married in 1953. They had six children and settled near El Dorado, Calif., in 1964. He was employed at Aerojet General Corporation until retirement. Leaving retirement, he worked at Walmart for more than 10 years, retiring again at age 86.
Ted is survived by his six children, Kathleen (Dave) Glasebrook, Phyllis Eggan, Ted Eggan, Ruth (Martin) Gibbs, Dan (Nancy) Eggan and Linda (Roger) DeWitt; sisters, Marcia Rosellini and Virginia Stewart; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, June.
A graveside service will be held on March 18, at 1 p.m., at Roseville Public Cemetery, 421 Beny Street in Roseville, Calif. Ted’s eulogy will be posted on reichertsfuneral.com following a memorial service in Pasco, Wash., on March 22.