Elda M. Eggen

September 4, 1931July 22, 2018

Services for Elda Merle Dahl Eggen of Tyler, 86, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Braaten officiating under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Norse Cemetery in Clifton. Surrounded by loved ones, Mrs. Eggen passed away on July 22 in Tyler. Mrs. Eggen was born September 4, 1931, in Clifton to the late Einar Alfred Dahl and his wife Bessie Mae Seymour Dahl. She excelled in basketball at Clifton College, and lived most of her life in Tyler and dedicated her life to her family and church. She was also very involved with her church choir. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norma Miller of Clifton, Patsy Cranfill of Clifton, Elvis Dahl of Minnesota, and Mary Dahl of Clifton. She is survived by her daughters Becky Riggs and husband Donny of Tyler, Kathy Eggen of Ben Wheeler and Joni Eggen of Tyler, and son Floyd Eggen, Jr. and wife Robin of Dallas; grandchildren, Gwen and Dennis Riggs, Scott Payne and wife Judy, Brian and Michael Payne and Elliot Eggen; great-grandchildren Ronin Stamps, Kaiya, Barrett, Raeleigh and Kaizen Payne; brothers Ralph Dahl and wife Shirley, and Kennard Dahl and wife Charla and a great many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Scott Payne, Brian Payne, Michael Payne, Claude White, Jon Dahl, Christopher Prince, Brad Prince and Connor Crawford. Honorary pallbearers are Floyd Eggen, Jr., Donny Riggs, Steve Dahl, Tommy White, Craig White, Mark Lunsford, Dale Crawford, Larry Melby and Angela Baumann. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Lloyd James Funeral Home and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Clifton Funeral Home.


  • Einar Alfred Dahl, Father
  • Bessie Mae Dahl, Mother
  • Floyd Eugene Eggan Sr., Husband
  • Becky Riggs, Daughter
  • Donny Riggs, Sister-in-law
  • Kathy Eggan, Daughter
  • Joni Eggan, Daughter
  • Floyd Eggan Jr., Son
  • Robin Eggan, Daughter-in-law
  • Gwen and Dennis Riggs, Grandchild
  • Scott and Judy Payne, Grandchild
  • Brian Payne, Grandchild
  • Michael Payne, Grandchild
  • Elliot Payne, Grandchild
  • Ronin Stamps, Great Grandchild
  • Kaiya Payne, Great Grandchild
  • Barrett Payne, Great Grandchild
  • Raeleigh Payne, Great Grandchild
  • Kaizen Payne, Great Grandchild
  • Ralph Dahl, Brother
  • Shirley Dahl, Sister-in-law
  • Kennard Dahl, Brother
  • Charla Dahl, Sister-in-law
  • Elda was preceded in death by Norma Miller, Patsy Cranfill, Elvis Dahl and Mary Dahl. She also leaves behind a great many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

  • Connor Crawford
  • Jon Dahl
  • Brian Payne
  • Michael Payne
  • Brad Prince
  • Scott Payne
  • Christopher Prince
  • Claude White
  • Angela Baumann, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dale Crawford, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Dahl, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Floyd Eggan Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mark Lunsford, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Larry Melby, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donny Riggs, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tommy White, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Craig White, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 26, 2018

Elda M. Eggen

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Frances Thornton

July 25, 2018

Elda was a very loving and caring person and I am a better person for knowing her. I enjoyed doing inventories with her at Hancock Fabrics. I know she will be missed by many,but she is singing praise in her heavenly home today.

craig white

July 24, 2018

Elda was a loving and positive person. She was always a good influence on me growing up. I looked forward to seeing her at all the family get togethers. I will miss her always.