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Esther Elizabeth Dunton


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Esther Elizabeth Dunton Obituary
Esther Elizabeth Dunton
1917-2018
Esther Dunton, 100, of Grants Pass, OR, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Paramount Parks Assisted Living facility in Eagle, Idaho. Esther was born September 30, 1917 in Hubbard, Oregon, to parents Emil and Bertha Bender.
Esther's life was full of energetic care for others. She was an active member of her church including 6 years as a missionary in Guam and the Philippines. She was an active member of her husband's evangelistic team. She was a bible worker and sold Christian books. She was a meticulous homemaker and an accomplished cook. She loved gardening and especially her roses. She knew the names of all of her roses. She loved her family and took the time to send many, many letters.
Esther is preceded in death by her parents Emil and Bertha Bender, her sister Hilda Nelson, and her brother Lowell Bender, and her children's father, Robert Dunton.
Survivors include her 2 Children, Kenneth Dunton & Carol Bradley; 6 grandchildren, Vicki Salerno, Jerry Hess, Steven Dunton, Jim Hess, Jenny Ermshar and Martha Macy; 14 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings: Aletha Huddleston and Helen Kissee, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Esther was honored on September 30, 2017, at a very large and festive 100th birthday party. Esther will be laid to rest in Eugene, Or, with many family members. Her services will be held at Musgrove Funeral Home, in Eugene, Oregon, March 11, 2018 @ 1pm.
Memories and condolences can be expressed to the family on Esther's memorial webpage at www.summersfuneral.com.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Mar. 7, 2018
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