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Obituary for Esther Buswell

Esther  Buswell
Esther R. Buswell, longtime Durango resident, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Tucson, AZ, where she had been residing for health reasons. Esther was born July 28, 1917 in Beach, N.D., the last of six children of Emory and Mamie (Myers) Percell. The family moved from N.D. to Bayfield, CO when she was 5 years old. She attended grammar school at Columbus School near Vallecito Lake and completed high school in Bayfield. She married John E. Buswell in 1936. This union resulted in four children, two sons, E. Ray and Irvin, and two daughters, Ann Wilson (Ted) and Jessie Formwalt (Bob).

She is survived by her daughters, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren as well as two daughters-in-law Jan Buswell Groft and Donna Buswell. Predeceasing Esther was her husband of 51 years, her two sons and one grandson Sheldon Buswell and a son-in-law, Ted Wilson.

She was a very active member of La Plata Chapter of Eastern Star, being Past Matron. She was active in the Latter Day Saints church in Durango.

Services will be held Wed., Jan 2, 2019 at the Durango LDS Church at 2 p.m.
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