June 4, 1957- July 9, 2019
Esther left us unexpectedly on 7/9/19 at age 62. She’s at peace with her Heavenly Father now. She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 18 years, Rodney; son Jason (Leslie) – the pride of her life, and her legacy – and stepdaughter Heather; siblings Anna, Phil (Susan), and Sarah; nephew Brian; nieces Kris (Julie) and Ivy; and several honorary grandchildren. Esther was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Geraldine, and brothers Nathan and John.
Esther graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1975 and completed the University of Washington’s Executive Development Program. She was previously married to Art Pierre. Esther excelled at various jobs over the years, most notably working her way up at The Seattle Times (where she and Rodney met) from newspaper carrier to unit manager. Later, she greatly enjoyed working with the Seattle Mariners. In her last job, Esther started as a volunteer, matching employers with job seekers, and it became full-time. She made it her mission to help others achieve their goals and succeed because she loved people! Esther also had a lifelong and diverse love of music and helped support many local and budding bands by attending engagements and even recording video of performances. She enjoyed her volunteer work, especially the Seattle Ronald McDonald House and Northwest Center, playing with her kitties, writing poetry to commemorate special events and people in her life, and watching birds and raccoons in her neighborhood.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, 8/16, at 7 p.m. at Alderwood Community Church in Lynnwood, 3403 Alderwood Mall Boulevard.
Memorial contributions to Seattle Ronald McDonald House would honor Esther. Puppet shows for the kids! her favorite.
Expressions of love:
"The light of my life.
A sweet source of positive energy.
Pure love of small children through her hand and finger puppets.
With her encouragement and support, Esther brought out the best in people.
Her skilled hands when creating with silk flowers and rose stick pins.
A contagious laugh and her beautiful and effervescent smile.
Her exceptional, nonstop creative ability.
Esther's outstanding poetry.
I will forever love you, Esther.”
A Celebration of Life will be held:
Friday, 8/16, at 7 p.m.
Alderwood Community Church
3403 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Memorial contributions to Seattle Ronald McDonald House would honor Esther. https://www.rmhcseattle.org/donate/