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John C. Eagon passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in Bellingham. He was 87, born February 2, 1925, in Fremont, OH, to Clyde and Alma (Fissel) Eagon.
At the age of 14, John began his career in the funeral business by working with his father in the Eagon Mortuary in Fremont. After graduating from mortuary school in Cleveland, OH, he moved to Washington State where he managed funeral homes in Spokane and Yakima. In 1966 he then settled in Bellingham where he managed Jones Funeral Home and later Jones-Moles Funeral Chapel.
John was a member of the Bellingham Kiwanis Club, Elks Club, Executives Club, and Christ the Servant Lutheran Church.
John was preceded in death by Lois Eagon, his wife of 56 years, and his brother Dr. George Eagon.
He is survived by his wife Betty Seldal Eagon; children, Cindy and husband Jim Oberlander, Claudia and husband Rick Ackerman; grandchildren, Heather (Dave) Means, Holly (Ken) Wood, Heath Oberlander, John (Carol) Alwood, Mark (Chihiro) Alwood; sister-in-law Phyllis Eagon; step-children, Matthew (Cindy) Seldal, Kenneth (Kimberly) Seldal, Terra (Mark) Wills; and their children, Jamie Bickmeier, Melanie Lewis, Balee Bailey, Julie Seldal, Brie Holt, Matthew Wills; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 9th, from Noon to 4 PM, at Moles Farewell Tributes - Bellingham. A celebration of John's life will be Monday, December 10th, at 11 AM, at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2600 Lakeway Drive in Bellingham, followed by an ice cream social. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice House. Please share memories of John at
Moles Farewell Tributes-Bellingham
Published in Bellingham Herald from December 6 to December 9, 2012