Esther Doris Anderson
June 10, 1915 – July 24, 2013
A proud 1932 graduate of Queen Anne High School, Esther passed away on July 24th, 2013 at the age of 98 years young.
Her lust for life and passion for family exceeded no other. From the East Coast, to the West, and countries beyond, she kept the family together.
Esther was the matriarch of our family. She was always willing to join in the fun, be it playing cards with toothpicks (or nickels!), or baseball out in the street, it just wasn’t the same unless she was participating. Her love of sports led to many years as a season ticket holder to Husky Football, to never missing a televised game for the Seattle Mariners or Seattle Seahawks. In fact, none of us were allowed to leave Husky Stadium until the very bitter end, no matter if the score was 40-0.
Esther loved to travel. As a lifelong Seattle resident, she loved to travel to nice, warm, climates. Her favorites included Hawaii, Tahiti and the Cayman Islands. Another favorite was her trip through the Panama Canal on a banana boat!
Esther was also fondly known by her grandchildren as “Namu.” She was quite the card shark and taught them everything they know – especially that “Gambling doesn’t pay!” Which she so fondly told us all as she was taking all our toothpicks!
Esther is survived by her two loving children, Carol Ewoldt of Edmonds, WA and Peter (Sue) Anderson of Sudbury, MA; four grandchildren, Amy (Larry) Kelly of Edmonds, WA, Peter May of Jacksonville, FL, Becky Anderson of Mountlake Terrace, WA, and Jennifer Anderson of Fulton, CA. She is also fondly remembered by her two great-grandchildren, Alex and Alia Kelly; one much loved Great-Grand Dog, Bennett; and many loving extended family and friends.
In honor of Esther, please consider a donation to:
University Presbyterian Church 4540 15th Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98105 (206) 524-7300
Evergreen Hospice: 12822 124th Ln NE Kirkland, WA 98034 (425) 899-1040
A Memorial Service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 at Acacia Funeral Home, Seattle, WA. Please join the family for a time of continued sharing at a reception following services in Edmonds, WA. Driving directions will be provided at the service.
Esther enriched every life she touched and will remain in our hearts and memories forevermore.
- Memorial Service Saturday, August 3, 2013
Esther Doris Anderson
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August 6, 2013
Carol and family,
Just happened to see news of your sweet mother's passing. Your mother certainly lived a long and healthy life. I have fond memories of fun times at Haller Lake with your grandma (Aunty Emma) and your family. Some of those Holdens sure had great aging genes!
Love to you and your family,
Leslie Munro Banks and family
August 4, 2013
Cricket is the name I called your mom as I was growing up. She was always so much fun, and so full of life that I dearly loved being around her. I'm also glad that I was able to see and chat with her when I moved back to the area. A very very special lady.......
August 3, 2013
Rest in Peace. Respectfully Mike Grow QA 71.