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Esther Trousdale

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Esther Trousdale Obituary

Esther Trousdale, 91, passed away in Chico on September 27, 2010. Esther was born April 20, 1919 to Perry and Clara Wilden in San Gabriel, Calif. Esther was the ninth of 11 children. In 1938, Esther married CB Trousdale. They started their family in San Gabriel. CB worked at Douglas Aircraft during World War II, but after the war Esther and CB decided to leave the Los Angeles area and move north to Glenn County. They bought a ranch in Ord Bend where they lived for 42 years until 1990, when they moved to Chico.

She was an expert seamstress and a wonderful cook and entertainer. She worked as a dental office secretary in Chico for 15 years. She was active in several churches, including the Nazarene Church in Ord Bend, the First United Methodist in Willows, and most recently the First Christian Church in Chico. An active volunteer, Esther gave her time at the food bank in Chico, Enloe Hospital, was a member of the women's group at the various churches, and participated in adult education programs through CSU. In 2007, she moved to WindChime of Chico, made many new friends, and enjoyed all the activities.

She will be remembered by her family and friends for her loving, generous, and kind spirit. She always had a positive and upbeat attitude, which carried her through her 91 years with grace.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, CB in 1991. She is survived by her brother, Rev. Robert Wilden of Weed, Calif; four children, Patricia Sprick of Trinity Center, Calif., Lynn Feil of Yountville, Calif., William (Lynn) Trousdale of Gresham, OR., and Betty Linzy of Chico, Calif., four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, October 11, 2010 at the First Christian Church, 295 East Washington Avenue, Chico, CA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to your favorite charity in care of Newton Bracewell Funeral Home, 680 Camellia Way, Chico, CA 95926. You may share your thoughts and memories of Esther online at nbcfh.com.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 5, 2010
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