In Memory

Jim Eager

Jim Eager


James Patrick Eager, age 44, died August 24, 1993 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born December 7, 1948 to Charles and Patricia Eager. Jim was a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. He enjoyed fine music and was especially interested in astronomy and the national space effort. Jim was an active member of the Union Pacific Historical Society and loved watching trains. He was a past president of the Utah Rehabilitation Counselor Association. He recently was awarded his CRC Vocational Rating. He lived in Salt Lake City all his life and was a graduate of Westminster College of Salt Lake City. Survivors include his mother, Patricia Eager; and cousins, Nancy, Howard, Sandy and Dal.

Memorial services will be held at 12 noon, on Friday, August 27, 1993, at Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that contributions be made to the James Eager Chair at the Courage Theater at Westminster College.

Funeral directors, Evans & Early Mortuary.

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01/07/16 10:47 PM #1    

Sandra McCann (Poulsen)

Jimmy had such an impact on me---from elementary school on.  What a great example he was of determination and a positive spirit, in spite of great challenges.  The planet was lucky to have him as long as it did!

03/06/16 11:13 AM #2    

Courtland Cottrell

Jimmy Eager was a great soul. I spent all of 6th grade recess inside with him, while I was being disciplined for my antics on the playground. While I was expecting to be bored to tears, instead I was entertained by a man who could never participate on the playground outside. In spite of his disability, Jimmy was incredibly upbeat and intelligent. I learned to love him, but more importantly, I learned how to love life in spite of it's challenges. There was a lot of wisdom wrapped up in his tortured body, and I will always appreciate him.

03/07/16 11:18 AM #3    

Patrick Shea

In third grade Mrs. Sharp arranged with my Mother to go visit Jim (Jimmy then) at his home because he was sick.  It began a life long relationship.  The last time I saw Jim was at Red Butte Gardens.  He wasworking for the State of Utah and still had this postive attitude, as others also mentioned.  It is sad in many ways that more of our culture don't understand something Jim knew throughout his life, we all are interdependent.  We need to remember to care for each other, not just ourselves.  Be at peace Jim.


03/20/16 08:46 PM #4    

Dave Wetzel

My mother first introduced me to Jim in grade school. We went to a movie together " Mutiny on the Bounty".

We had a good friendship, and then lost track of each other in junior high. I remember how positive Jim was despite his disabilities. How strong and positive he was. he never let you know how he struggled. He was a true friend. He had a wonderful family, and strong good hearted mother by his side every step of the way. Love you Jim.

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