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1916 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Esther Christopher Obituary
Esther Christopher, 96, lifetime resident of Fort Morgan, passed away on March 11, 2013 at the Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan. She lived at the Bee Hive for four years before moving to Valley View Villa.
Esther was born on March 23, 1916 to Nelson Peter and Anna Marie (House) Christopher and raised in Fort Morgan.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Morgan. She was also a member of the Phi-Theta Kappe, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the National Education Association.
Esther remembered when the mode of transportation was a one horse buggy or walking. She attended Fort Morgan schools and went on to college to become a teacher. She taught elementary grades first at Hillrose, CO, and later for 35 more years at Ft. Morgan schools. The joy of her life was being able to go to Papua, New Guinea, and spending 6 years there teaching children of missionaries. Upon returning, she still substituted and volunteered at Columbine school for 12 more years.
She came to know and accept the Lord early in her life and dedicated herself to serving Him being ever so faithful in teaching Sunday school, helping in Vacation Bible School, youth work, camping, and singing in the choir.
The motto she lived by was "Serving The Lord by Serving others." She continued to send Bibles, Christian literature, and money to various mission projects until her life ended here.
Esther is survived by her nephew, Norman Blackburn and his wife, Ann, of Sterling; plus nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Ruth Juliette Blackburn.
Memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Fort Morgan.
If there are those who like to give a memorial in behalf of Esther, they can be made to Gospel for Asia, in care of Norman Blackburn, 515 Pawnee Dr., Sterling, CO 80751 or The Building Fund of the First Baptist Church, 618 Main St., Fort Morgan, CO 80701.
Published in The Fort Morgan Times on Mar. 15, 2013
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