Esther Stanley |

Esther Stanley

Esther Stanley passed away at Heritage Care Center in Carbondale, on Oct. 24, 2005. She was 95.Esther was born in Gypsum, on Aug. 20, 1910, to Alfred and Lena Hendrickson. Esther graduated from Eagle County High School in 1928, and attended Barnes Business College in Denver. She married Claude William Stanley on Aug. 19, 1934. After working at Gypsum Mercantile and as Postmaster at the Gypsum Post Office, she and Bill opened Stanley’s Cash Grocery in Eagle in 1941 and operated it until retiring in 1971.The Stanleys traveled to Europe, Hawaii, and throughout the United States after their retirement.Esther was an active member in the First Lutheran Church and Crater Rebekah Lodge #105. Survivors include her niece, Margaret Collett; niece-in-law Dianne Beasley; nephew Bob Stanley; great nieces and nephews, Mike Collett, Janet Oyler, Miles Collett, Rhonda (Richard) Parker, Bill (Sonja) Beasley, and Danna (George) Gerard; great-great nieces and nephews Brian (Monica) Collett and their children Keenan and Sidney, Jay and Beau Oyler, Jocelyn and Alexis Collett, Jerad Parker, Lyndsay and Whitney Beasley, Chelsey (Rowdy) Hobbs and Cody Gerard.Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Sharkey Beasley and her nephew John Beasley.Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, at the Farnum Holt Funeral Home Chapel, 405 W Seventh St., Glenwood Springs CO. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church in Gypsum. Interment will be at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Gypsum. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Lutheran Church in Gypsum, P.O. Box 391, Gypsum, CO 81637. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Farnum-Holt Funeral Home.

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