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Linda Eustice Berg

Linda Eustice Berg

Linda Eustice Berg died peacefully on October 10 th , 2015, after a three-year battle with cancer.

Linda May Eustice was born March 31 st , 1947 in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended Madison area schools, and went on to earn a Bachelors of Music in Music Education, and a Masters of Music in Voice Performance, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was chapter and province president of Sigma Alpha Iota, the fraternity for women in music. She taught music in both Wisconsin and Illinois before coming to Boise in 1984 when her husband was offered a professorship at Boise State University.

From 1984 to 2004 Linda taught elementary music and was a curriculum coordinator in the Meridian (West Ada) school district. In 2004, she moved to the Boise school district, where she was an elementary music specialist until her retirement in 2012. While in the Boise school district she directed the Elementary Honor Chorus. In 1992 she founded the Opera Idaho Children’s Chorus, which she directed until 2015. She was seen on stages all over the state, perhaps most memorably as the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music , a role she reprised in Boise Music Week. After many years of performing with them, she went on to music direct many of their productions.

She was twice named Meridian Teacher of the Year, and in 2010 received the award for Idaho Music Teacher of the Year.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eugene Eustice of Madison, Wisconsin.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Dr. Lynn Robert Berg Jr., of Boise, one son, Lynn Robert III, his wife Laura Welsh Berg, of Chicago, one daughter Laura Alice, her husband Alexis Feo-Fernandez, and two grandsons, Javier and Mario, of Boise, and a brother, Richard Carl Eustice of Boston.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Boise. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 17, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church ~ Cathedral of the Rockies, with interment following at Morris Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in her name be directed to:

Boise Education Foundation to give online or checks can be mailed:
Boise Public Schools Foundation
8169 W. Victory Road
Boise, ID 83709.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival Shakespearience Tour
208-429-9908 ext. 206 (Contact: Rose Orr)
520 S. 9 th St.
Boise ID 83702

Opera Idaho Children’s Chorus
513 S. 8 th St.
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 345-3531 ext. 2

Boise Music Week
P.O. Box 155
Boise, ID 83701

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