Obituary: EGGEN, JUANITA MARIE CONARTY

Published: Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 a.m. MDT

Juanita Marie Conarty Eggen1925 ~ 2012Juanita Marie Conarty Eggen passed away February 6, 2012 with family by her side. Nita was born at home near Flagler, Colo. Nov. 2, 1925 to John Patrick Conarty and Della Mae Curtis. She lived in Kansas and Missouri. At the close of her sophomore year she went to Twin Falls Idaho to be with her dad and brother. In Twin Falls she met the handsome Vernon S. Eggen. They were married September 20, 1942 (Nita was sixteen and Vern was nineteen). Vern was drafted into the Army soon after and Nita stayed and graduated from Twin Falls H.S. Several years later Nita joined the LDS Church and their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple. Vern and Nita spent most of their life together in Oregon, Colorado and Utah.Nita was fun, spunky, and beautiful. She had a flare for fashion and a feisty Irish personality. She held several jobs and was very efficient at steno and type. She loved to read. She served many years in the Jordan River Temple walking on crippled legs and feet that would swell and cause her great pain, but she was a brave and strong woman and continued to serve faithfully. Vern and Nita are the parents of five children Deanna (Dick) Arnold, Stan (Tammy) Eggen, Karen (Joe) Erickson, Shawna (Doug) Meredith, and Kelly (Ron) Waterlyn . They have 27 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren.Nita was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Edward and Charley and most recently by her grandsons Mikey and Jake and a couple of weeks ago by little Peyton. Her sweetheart Vern passed away in 2007.A viewing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11th at 11:00 one hour prior to the 12:00 service at the Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park. Special thanks to Legacy House of Taylorsville for their loving care for our mother.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.valleyviewfuneral.com