When Sandra Eagleson describes how much her late husband loved her, she uses her celiac disease as an example.
Shaun Eagleson didn’t need to go gluten-free, but he decided to do so to eliminate the slim chance that he could cross-contaminate his wife’s food and trigger her illness.
“He just wanted to smother me and kiss me all the time,” she said, breaking into tears.
Shaun Eagleson, a Fountain Valley resident, was 30 when he died last Sunday night after being hit by a pickup while bicycling along East Coast Highway in Newport Beach. A Huntington Beach man suspected of driving drunk has been charged with murder, felony hit-and-run and possession of a controlled substance in connection with Eagleson’s death.