Cash Tom Eagan, 60
CHANDLER, Ariz. — Cash Tom Eagan, 60 of Chandler, Ariz. passed away after a prolonged illness on June 30, 2009. He was born on 22 May, 1949 at the Eagan home in Antonito, Colo. the second of five children.
A 1967 graduate of Centauri High School, Cash was widely acknowledged for his athletic prowess both in team sports and as a wrestling champion. The Eagan family was well known in the San Luis Valley and Cash was well loved, very popular and a much respected member of the community. He could be found at La Jara’s Gibson’s Service station where he served and charmed the customers for many years.
In 1968 Cash helped his mother and two younger siblings move to Chandler where he shortly began a career working with Basha’s Supermarkets. During what was to be a nearly 30 year tenure with the giant firm, he rose to the level of main warehouse supervisor within what is Arizona’s largest grocer with locations throughout the state.
Late in his career, Cash suffered a painfully disabling back injury on the job which over the years, led to numerous surgical procedures and eventually to a disability retirement from the business that he so very much loved.
When his sons were younger participants in sports, Cash took great joy in coaching the local Old Timers, Little League, and Pop Warner football teams on which they played.
He was preceded in death by his mother Bette Jean Eagan and his father Lyle D. (Bing) Eagan.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years Jeanne (Isaman) Eagan; sons Cash (Becky) Eagan Jr., Kevin Eagan and his daughter Michelle Eagan all of Phoenix, Ariz; siblings Lyle D. Eagan II, of Mt. Carmel, Tenn., George D. Eagan of Avondale, Ariz., Margo Ruth Ray of Albuquerque, N.M. and Bette M. Johnson of Mt. Carmel; grandchildren Cash and Becky Eagan Baylee, Peyton, Brenden, Makena and Ella.
Services were held at the Valley of the Sun Mortuary, Tue. 6 July, 2009 with interment very near his beloved mother’s gravesite in the Valley of the Sun Cemetery in Chandler.