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.