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Arrangements by: North Santiam Funeral Service

 

  

Esther L. Gatewood
August 26, 1919 – March 4, 2015

Mill City – Esther, 95, died March 4 in Stayton. She was born in Gendale and lived in Grants Pass until moving to Mill City in 1960. Esther married Robert Gatewood on February 1, 1939 in Grants Pass, he preceded her in death in 1999. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Gleaners for 12 years. Esther worked in the fields, with hops, gladiola’s and berries, and later was a bartender for over 30 years. She enjoyed doing beadwork jewelry, crocheting, sewing and telling jokes.

Esther is survived by children: Iva (Ed) Davenport of Detroit, Roxie (Orvis) Guenther of Phoenix and Denace (Rhonda) Gatewood of Stayton; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers: Ernest Davis, Albert Davis, Junior Bushman and Gordon Bushman; sister: Hazel Lycett; and grandchildren: Greg Delay and Loreena Guenther.

A memorial service will be Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Brookdale in Stayton (formerly Lakeside) at 2201 N. Third Avenue, Stayton. Interment will be at a later date at the Masonic Cemetery in Canyonville. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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