OBITUARY

Estella M Black

April 21, 1928February 9, 2021
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Preceded in death by parents Albert and Mable Williams Everingham; six siblings: Eunice (Herman) Boerger, Helen (Elmer) Swanson, Rachel (Lawrence) Greenfield, Mel, Paul (Norma), Don Everingham, and husband Claude Dale Black. Survived by children: Claudia (Doug) Coffey of Omaha, Bill (Coleen) Black of Omaha, Brad (Gloria) Black of Omaha, and David (Renee) Black of Papillion; sisters-in-law Lucy Everingham and Lila Everingham, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Estelle was born April 21, 1928 at her Aunt’s home in Long Pine, NE, and grew up in the Sandhills. After graduating high school, Estelle moved to Omaha to attend Omaha Business School. While working for Irwin-Imig Accountants she met her future husband through a mutual friend. Dale and Estelle were married on November 27, 1947 and celebrated 72 anniversaries before Dale’s death in May 2020. While Dale worked nights at Union Pacific Railroad, Estelle brought in extra money by sewing for other people. From 1966-1978 the couple owned and operated Vanda Beauty Counselor Cosmetics. After retiring from Vanda, Estelle spent a number of years as a lay counselor. She and Dale enjoyed travelling around the United States and they spent many years “wintering” in Port Aransas, TX. When their health started to fade and they could no longer travel they moved into Assisted Living at Immanuel Trinity Village in Papillion where many friends were made. Estelle made the move to Papillion Manor in 2018 and Dale would visit his “bride” every afternoon. Dale made the move to Papillion Manor in 2020 and they had rooms right next to each other. The staff at both facilities became like family.

Estelle was proud of her family and loved them unconditionally. She prayed daily for her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Her desire was that each one of them would have a vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She was not shy to share with anyone who would listen that faith in the saving Grace of Jesus was fundamental. She was a founding member of both Overland Hills Church and Grace Life Bible Church. Her favorite Bible verses were Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Private Family Graveside Service

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Joint Celebration of Life for Dale & Estella

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Lunch gathering for friends and family at Papillion Landing

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

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American Legion Auxiliary

February 16, 2021

The American Legion Auxiliary sends our sympathies to you; Estella seemed so very sweet a lady from the obituary. And to you, her grateful family, supporting the education of healthcare workers is such a delightful and caring thing to do! Similarly, our organization is a community of volunteers serving veterans, military and their families.

"Therefore we can go die as sleep, and trust
Half that we have unto an honest faithful grave;
Making our pillows either down, or dust."
Paula Pillen, District 8 ALA Vice President.

Jody Baratta

February 15, 2021

Estella Black was one beautiful soul, caring loving, non-judgmental, WISE, women I've ever had the pleasure of knowing! Both herself and Dale brought great memories to life with their 71 years of marriage. I have no doubt she was welcomed into heaven with rejoicing!! Thank you Estella for the time we shared.

Karen Kappert

February 12, 2021

So many years ago I met Estella and eventually met Dale. We went to Overland Hills Church and spent several years worshipping together there. They both were such a blessing in my life! I will always hold many memories of them both forever. Someday we will be united again in Heaven. God bless all of their family and bring you peace.

Cindy Johnson

February 11, 2021

Estelle and Dale were sweet & welcoming when we came to Overland Hills Church as a young married couple. We appreciated that so much!! They were always a great example!!

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"The Kids"

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Granddaughter Brianna and husband Walker loving on her

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2016 - at a family gathering - she loved her kids. . .she's pleasantly at peace here!

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2013 - Dancing with Son Brad at his daughter Brooke's Wedding.

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Many great memories in Port Aransas, TX at the Sandcastle Condo

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1955 - October - 5 day old Bill

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"The Kids"

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Granddaughter Brianna and husband Walker loving on her

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2016 - at a family gathering - she loved her kids. . .she's pleasantly at peace here!

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2013 - Dancing with Son Brad at his daughter Brooke's Wedding.

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Many great memories in Port Aransas, TX at the Sandcastle Condo

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1955 - October - 5 day old Bill

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2013 - Mom at their 65th Wedding Party at the Elmwood Towers where they lived for several years.

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2016 - Daughter-In-Law Coleen (married to Bill)

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2016 - Loving on this little great-granddaughter!