OBITUARY

Esther H Burnaman

September 3, 1922March 7, 2018

Esther H. Burnaman, age 95, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Esther was born September 3, 1922 in Orange, Texas to Isaac and Hulda Mansur and was raised by her Aunt Minna, three brothers, Herman, Herbert, and Hans. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School. She attended Concordia Lutheran College. She married Clifton Burnaman on September 27, 1947 in Clifton, TX on Clifton's birthday. He always remembered their anniversary! Esther is survived by daughters Janie Roberts and husband Steve, Betty Hadden. Stepchildren Mavis Childers of Houston, Son-in-law Daro Pedrotti. She was preceded in death by her husband Clifton, daughter Rhonda and son Randy, stepson Alton Burnaman, and his son Alton Burnaman, Jr. Esther is survived by sister in-law Laurine Mansur, and Wilma Sanders; granddaughter Dedra Kolkhorst, grandson Scott Bormann and wife Maria, Kim and Kelly Nalepka, great grandchildren Kirbie, Kyle, and Collin. Step grandchildren Mike, Tom, and Chuck Childers, and Lisa David of Austin, Step greatgrandchildren Daniel and Juliet Childers, Courtney, Kevin, and Kelsey Childers, and Dr. Lauren David and Evan David. Great-great grandchildren Giselle Cintron, Eden Rosensteel, and Chloe Stafford, and also numerous nieces, nephews, and family members. Pallbearers include Mike Childers, Tom Childers, Chuck Childers, Steve Roberts, Kurt Kolkhorst, and Scott Bormann. Honorary Pallbearers include Daro Pedrotti, Kyle Stafford, Kevin Stafford, David Burnaman, Collin Kolkhorst, and Kyle Kolkhorst. She was an active and faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Houston, TX for over 50 years. Esther worked at Southwestern Bell as PBX operator, and at St. Joseph Hospital also as a PBX operator. She retired from Cargill's. After retirement, she and Clifton enjoyed their weekend home in Trinity Cove, Trinity, TX. There were many fish fries and games of cards and they shared many wonderful times with family and friends. After Clifton's death, she moved to the Terrace at Willowbrook, and then moved to Brookdale Assisted Living. She was also a long term member at St. Timothy Lutheran Church and was active in the church for many years. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the care staff and nurses at Brookdale Nursing home in Champions, the nursing staff at Grace Care in Cypress, and to hospice care staff at Grace. Esther's Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060. Interment will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Interment Monday, March 12, 2018
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Esther H Burnaman

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Esther H. Burnaman, age 95, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Esther was born September 3, 1922 in Orange, Texas to Isaac and Hulda Mansur and was raised by her Aunt Minna, three brothers, Herman, Herbert, and Hans. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. She graduated from Hull-Daisetta High School. She attended Concordia Lutheran College. She married Clifton Burnaman on September 27, 1947 in Clifton, TX on Clifton's birthday. He always remembered their anniversary!
Esther is survived by daughters Janie Roberts and husband Steve, Betty Hadden. Stepchildren Mavis Childers of Houston, Son-in-law Daro Pedrotti. She was preceded in death by her husband Clifton, daughter Rhonda and son Randy, stepson Alton Burnaman, and his son Alton Burnaman, Jr.
Esther is survived by sister in-law Laurine Mansur, and Wilma Sanders; granddaughter Dedra Kolkhorst, grandson Scott Bormann and wife Maria, Kim and Kelly Nalepka, great grandchildren Kirbie, Kyle, and Collin. Step grandchildren Mike, Tom, and Chuck Childers, and Lisa David of Austin, Step greatgrandchildren Daniel and Juliet Childers, Courtney, Kevin, and Kelsey Childers, and Dr. Lauren David and Evan David. Great-great grandchildren Giselle Cintron, Eden Rosensteel, and Chloe Stafford, and also numerous nieces, nephews, and family members.
Pallbearers include Mike Childers, Tom Childers, Chuck Childers, Steve Roberts, Kurt Kolkhorst, and Scott Bormann. Honorary Pallbearers include Daro Pedrotti, Kyle Stafford, Kevin Stafford, David Burnaman, Collin Kolkhorst, and Kyle Kolkhorst.
She was an active and faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Houston, TX for over 50 years. Esther worked at Southwestern Bell as PBX operator, and at St. Joseph Hospital also as a PBX operator. She retired from Cargill's. After retirement, she and Clifton enjoyed their weekend home in Trinity Cove, Trinity, TX. There were many fish fries and games of cards and they shared many wonderful times with family and friends. After Clifton's death, she moved to the Terrace at Willowbrook, and then moved to Brookdale Assisted Living. She was also a long term member at St. Timothy Lutheran Church and was active in the church for many years.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the care staff and nurses at Brookdale Nursing home in Champions, the nursing staff at Grace Care in Cypress, and to hospice care staff at Grace.
Esther's Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060. Interment will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.