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In Loving Memory of

Betty BGE Eaton

February 27th, 2023


Betty "BGE" Eaton nee Goodman, 95, beloved wife of the late Kenneth; loving mother of Richard (Nancy) Eaton and Carole (Russ) VanderWilde; cherished grandma of Kendra (Travis) Laine, Axel Eaton, Calli VanderWilde, Allegra VanderWilde and Bailey VanderWilde; dear sister of the late Rochelle Freifeld, Miriam Perlman and Alvin Goodman; treasured Aunt Betty of Bruce, Cathy, Kim, Scott, Judy, Susan, Sheri and their families; adored cousin and friend of many.
Betty was a dedicated counselor, teacher, educational therapist and administrator. She was a proud advocate for her community. Sitting on numerous boards; the Evanston League of Women Voters, Professionals in Learning Disabilities, Evanston Art Center, the Illinois Parent Teachers Association, Stories on Stage and Streeterville Organization of Active Residence (SOAR), where Betty was always helping others learn to speak for themselves. Betty was named one of Crane's 100 Women Making A Difference In Chicago. Her passion was her community but her greatest love was her family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jewish United Fund at Graveside service Thursday 2:00 PM at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. For the link to virtually view the service, shiva information and to leave condolences, please contact Shalom Memorial Funeral Home at or 847.255.3520.

Memorial Events

Graveside Service

Date & Time Thursday 03/02/2023 at 02:00 PM

Address Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights


Cathy and Mark Robins Residence
458 Brierhill Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015

Thursday following the service to 8:00 PM

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