February 6, 1927 ~ December 2, 2014
Ivy Isabel Egger's Glorious Life
Ivy was born in San Salvador, El Salvador on Feb 6, 1927. She went home to be with Jesus on Dec 2, 2014. She is survived by Alex Egger, her husband of 64 years, and:
Sylvia Ann Thompson
Deborah Egger Giese
Lawrence James Egger
3 great grandchildren
One on the way
Ivy and Alex were married in San Salvador on September 23, 1950. She loved the United State and lived here for 66 years. She returned to El Salvador 34 times to spend joyous times with her sister, Sylvia Humberstone Escobar de Reyes, her brother, James Humberstone, and her dear extended family and friends.
Ivy lived and attended school in El Salvador (all but 2 years), where she received top grades in every subject. She worked as a bank stenographer for 2 years, 2 months and 10 days where she was able to take short hand in Spanish and/or English without hesitation. When her first child was born in 1953 she became a dedicated homemaker. With much help from her loving "Comadres" and Mother in Law, "Mama", she learned the American way of life. She enjoyed making meals for her family and friends.
God, family and friends were everything to Ivy. She was a living example of Christ's love for us. She had an unshakable faith and love for Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, and embraced her Catholic faith with her whole heart and soul. She never missed Mass. She joyfully started each morning by singing "The Gloria". She prayed throughout the day, saying grace before each meal (and snack), finishing with her nightly prayers. She instilled those beliefs in her husband and children.
She was very close to her father and admired him dearly. " She would talk about how her "daddy" would always be happy and laughing especially around the dinner table. He taught her "if you can't say something nice about someone don't say anything at all" and "you can catch more bees with honey".
She loved music and sang every day. She sang to her children and at every opportunity. Her brother in law, Danny, would always tell her "Ivy, you are always singing!"
Ivy loved everyone and she in turn was loved by everyone. Everyone she knew was so very special to her. She always talked kindly to and about others and always saw the good in people. She was a role model to us all.
She loved and lived life to the fullest. She laughed often. She traveled extensively, entertained often and was always the best and most gracious hostess. She loved being with people, playing cards with friends, cooking, going to parties, singing and dancing. We know that she will be dancing and singing in the streets of heaven!
Besides being a long term Parishioner of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, Ivy belonged to an extensive list of clubs and organizations.
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