Linda Eustice Berg died peacefully on October 10
, 2015, after a three-year battle with cancer.
Linda May Eustice was
born March 31
, 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
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
She was twice named Meridian
Teacher of the Year, and in 2010 received the award for Idaho Music Teacher of
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
give online or checks can be mailed:
Boise Public Schools Foundation
Idaho Shakespeare Festival Shakespearience Tour
208-429-9908 ext. 206 (Contact: Rose Orr)
Opera Idaho Children’s Chorus