Esther Anne Wilson

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Esther Anne Wilson

AGE: 87 • Rehoboth Beach

Esther Anne (Johnson) Wilson, age 87, of Rehoboth Beach, DE passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, DE. The daughter of the late J. Dorman and Ruth (Savin) Johnson, Esther Anne was a fourth generation native of Rehoboth Beach, a town she loved and where she lived her entire life.

A graduate of Rehoboth High School, Esther Anne retired from Suburban Propane after working many years in their Rehoboth office. She will be especially remembered for her love of all things culinary, especially candy making and the delicious desserts she loved to bake for her family and friends. Esther was a life-long member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

In addition to her parents, Esther Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Joe Gail Wilson, whom she met while he was assigned to the Dewey Beach Coast Guard Station during WW II and her brother in-law Donald E. Quint.

Esther Anne is survived by her only child, Hope W. Lavachia and her husband Joe; two granddaughters, Heather Craig of Wilmington, DE and Kelly Croll and her husband Doug of Westchester County, NY; and a great-granddaughter Katie Craig of Wilmington, DE; her sister Juanita "Pete" Quint of Naples FL; niece Dawn Quint Caullwine, nephew Stephen Quint; and grand-nieces and nephews Amber, Brandi, Brittany, Dawson & Zachary.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, where friends may visit beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes, DE.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Beebe Medical Foundation, 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958 or Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

Please visit Esther Anne's Life Memorial webpage and sign her online guestbook at

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Lewes, DE 19958
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Published in The News Journal on Aug. 15, 2014
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