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Esther May Muhleman Garate


1921 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Esther May Muhleman Garate Obituary
September 26, 1921 - July 10, 2017 Esther May Garate, loving wife of Luis Carlos Garate, generous and kind mother to daughter Elena Marie Garate and son-in-law Jerzy Maverick Zaniewski, caring aunt to nieces and nephews, and beloved and devoted friend to many, passed away on July 10, 2017 at Villa Gardens in Pasadena, California. Esther was born in Glendale, California to Josephine Wright and Alfred Muhleman. She graduated from Glendale High School, Glendale College pre-nursing program, and trained to be a nurse at USC LA County General Hospital until she married in 1942. After 35 years of service with the Glendale City Schools she was awarded "Educator of the Year." Her volunteer work included 20 years as a docent at the USC Norris Cancer Hospital, past president and member of PEO Chapter CJ, and a past deacon and member of Pasadena First Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the Jefferson Elementary School Senior Reading Program for local elementary students through Villa Gardens. Esther will be missed by all who knew her. A Celebration of Life will be held at Villa Gardens on July 29, 2017 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Paralyzed Veterans of America (http://www.pva.org/) and USC Norris Cancer Center (https://uscnorriscancer.usc)
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 16, 2017
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