Mrs. Beth Sawyer Egan, the daughter of the late James Francis Sawyer is survived by her husband, Timothy Austin Egan; daughter, Jessie Shiller Croft; son, David Robert Shiller; mother, Mary Sawyer; brother, David Sawyer; grandson, Camden David Shiller; and daughter-in-law, Traci Zupo Shiller.
Beth was born April 10, 1955 in New Brockton, Alabama. Being from a military family, she attended various schools in many states and graduated at the age of 17 from Antilles High School in Puerto Rico. At an early age it was apparent she had a free spirit with a calling for the arts.
She met the father of her two children, Robert Walter Shiller, in Connecticut. A few years short of a decade in Connecticut, Bob and Beth relocated themselves to Georgia where Beth found her love for teaching.
Beth began performing professionally before receiving her bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Central Florida in 1978.
She was an extremely gifted opera singer and as a contralto she had the opportunity to sing with opera companies both inside the United States as well as London, Vienna, and Bern. She performed in such places as The Notre Dame Cathedral and Carnegie Hall.
She went on to earn her Master's degree from Georgia State University, going on to both teach voice and piano both at GSU and Gordon College. She participated in several church choirs before landing at St. Barnabas Anglican church in Dunwoody, Georgia.
Beth finished her musical career after retiring as the Director of Fine Arts in May of 2009 from Mill Springs Academy and soon married her surviving husband; Timothy Austin Egan. They then moved to Union Springs, Alabama.
Timothy soon joined her in retirement. She made a name for herself at the Red Door Theater in Union Springs performing in various plays and musicals.
Tim and Beth eventually made their way to Orange Beach, Alabama where the sun will forever set on the beautiful memory of her loving free spirit.