Moms floral portrait frame
Esther M Williams
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 21, 1930
  • Place of birth:
    Haldane, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 26, 2012
Saved by faith and by the Grace and mercy of the living God, She was the most Joy-fllled wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Let the celebtation of the life and memory of Esther be with us forever

 Pease go to :  Her Life to view her life story and enjoy pictures we all love!

Thanks to family and old friends, a celebration of our Mothers life was held , with memories shared and love expressed and recieved, the soft warm blanket of our Comforter, our God, was placed around our whole family on that day.

May He lift us up to meet each morning knowing His peace,His love, and that we may keep these warm thoughts of Esther, as well as of one another, now, and forevermore.

May God richly bless you all.


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Esther M. Williams  August 21, 1930 - February 26, 2012

 "At 10:53 a m on a bright , sunny and clear, February
morning, with spring 

flowers blooming, songbirds
singing, and a cool wind from the west blowing, a

precious flower was carried out of our very hands by a sudden breeze. We all

watched it sail up, caught
up in the wind, slowly, away, then beyond what our 

own eyes could see, upward, upward she went slowly, softly lighting onto the

very hand of God."

Please go to :  Her Life  to view her life story and enjoy pictures we all love!


Esther M. Williams passed away peacefully, after living a happy, loving, 81 years,

surrounded by loving family, in her home of 57 years on February 26th.

Esther was born on August 21, 1930 in Haldane Illinois, to Kenneth and Bernice

Long, a German Baptist family who worked a family farm. Then at nine, moved to

Modesto
California, with her mother where she attended the Old German Baptist

Church on Rumble Road,
Hart Ransom School, and Modesto High Schools. She

met her husband of 57 years, Neil Williams in
Modesto and enjoyed camping and

fishing with him, and the four children she raised in their north
Modesto home.

She also enjoyed quilting, knitting, needlepoint, sewing, gardening, baking,

preserving
foods and joined Neil in the Tube Testers CB Radio Club in the 70's.

Esther and Neil are members
of the Davis Park Church of Christ. She was a joyful

wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,
and Child of God. We were all

truly blessed, by her life and her love.

She is survived by her Husband of 57 years Neil Williams, Daughter Karen, Sons

Kenneth, Kevin, and
Kris, Sister Charlene Crumpacker, Grandchildren Sonya

North, Jason Williams, Heather Garrett, Jon
Williams, Lindsey Williams, and

seven great grand children.

A Celebration of life service was held at: 10 A.M. Saturday, March 3rd at

Lakewood Memorial Park in the Heritage Chapel 900 Sante Fe Ave. , Hughson

Ca. 95326

Please go to :  Her Life to view her life story and enjoy pictures we all love!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Margaret Touchton on 9th March 2012

"I only knew Esther and Neil from church - never had the opportunity to be a part of their private life.  They always came in the building with the sweetest smiles; I couldn't help loving them.  Esther was the perfect example of the "Noble Wife" described in the last chapter of Proverbs.  I especially like the description: "She is worth far more than rubies."  I miss her..."

This tribute was added by Kris Williams on 6th March 2012

"Remember to remember. New (old) stories of family and photos area being updated and continued, the latest updates being to the "Her Life" section at  http://www.forevermissed.com/lifestory , or , on the Her Life tab above. Thanks.

Last update : Monday, March 6th 20"

This tribute was added by Karen Spann on 3rd March 2012

"The Tea Party
I was sitting with Mama one evening a few days before her passing. It was midnight and Ken came in for his shift. "We're going to have a Tea Party" he said. We drank tea from 3 of her prized teacups, at her bedside. She raised her cup and toasted us with a familiar twinkle in her eye. Thank you Ken for that very special memory"

This tribute was added by Karen Spann on 3rd March 2012

"God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be…

So he put his arms around you
and whispered, 
"Come to Me"

With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away

Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay

A Golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best"

This tribute was added by Kris Williams on 3rd March 2012

"March 01, 2012
I have such fond memories of going to Neil and Esther's house as a small child with my parents, Esther was a kind and loving person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Neil and the family during this difficult time.
~ Alice (Blansit) Quayle, Modesto, California"

This tribute was added by Kris Williams on 3rd March 2012

"March 01, 2012
Dear Neil and Family:
I will forever cherish the memories of camping, fishing and, of course, the fish fries at your home. Esther was a wonderful person and we will miss her. Please know you are very much in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
~ Marlene (Blansit) Peters, Modesto"

This tribute was added by David Franklin on 3rd March 2012

"Esther was a caring nurse. I remember having my leg propped up and a round floor fan keeping me cool as Esther kept me comfortable after getting my foot caught in the spokes of bike wheel.  Esther always had a spring in her step and smile on her face. David Franklin"

This tribute was added by David Franklin on 3rd March 2012

"Esther was a caring nurse. I remember having my leg propped up and a round floor fan keeping me cool as Esther kept me comfortable after getting my foot caught in the spokes of bike wheel.  Esther always had a spring in her step and smile on her face. David Franklin"

This tribute was added by ken williams on 2nd March 2012

"I remember Esther for many things, probably first as the mother of the little red haired girl next door, who could throw rocks even in a clean little white dress and then the celebrated bride for my bachelor uncle,  but also for many more simple things like a tuna sandwich on brown bread with butter, passed thru a screen door of the house in Salida or the Chex mix at Christmas,  which James loved."

This tribute was added by Brenda Smith on 1st March 2012

"Working a garage sale for the McGoldricks .  Esther was there working with us but she brought the best cookies I have ever had.  I told Esther I would like the receipe.  At the end of the second day, I was getting in my car to go home and there was the cookie receipe attached to plate full of those wonderful cookies.  Esther's kindness was special and so very generous.  Will miss her."

This tribute was added by Sandy Williams on 29th February 2012

"Esther was my Mom in all ways.  She was always kind, gentle and caring.  She gave me recipes (which I could never duplicate.  My favorite was berry cobbler) and was always cutting articles out of the newspaper or magazines for me.  I will truly miss her."

This tribute was added by Kris Williams on 29th February 2012

"Did you know my mother was a poet? an artist? a fisherman? That she made up jokes, limericks and riddles? Did you know she liked word puzzles, camping and photography? Thats ok, most of these things I just discovered about her this morning while unpacking old memories! Do you know her in a way we might not have as a loving mother wife and grandmother? Leave us a story, memory , or photo."


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