Born on the 4th of July, 1927, Esther died peacefully on January 8, after bravely battling a long illness. She lived for 33 years in Arlington, WA and prior to that, many years in Edmonds, WA where she raised her family with her husband Tom. She was born in Great Falls, Montana to John and Mary Plovanic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas James Baumgartner. Esther is survived by her six children: Robert Baumgartner, Barbara Cleland, William (B.J.) Baumgartner, James Baumgartner, Susan Bergan, Jerry Baumgartner; nine grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish in Arlington, WA at 10:00 a.m. on February 1, 2014. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, Esther requested that donations be sent to The
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2014