Ester Avanel Prescott was born to Mary Yeager and Joseph Leonard Wood on April 3, 1914 in the city of Los Angeles. She lived a wonderful life to the age of 99½, just a few months short of her 100th birthday. She passed on Dec. 26, 2013 in the presence of her loved ones.
After the passing of her beloved husband William Charles Prescott in 1972, she sold their home in La Crescenta and moved to a newly built community, Alpine Meadows, in Sunland. She loved her life in this townhouse setting where she made many friends.
She loved her family and friends. She always had an open door for those who would stop by to visit. She loved socializing over what she called “happy hour.” Esther loved “happy hour!”
She is survived by her two daughters Pat Larsen and Pamela Galdos; five grandchildren Brad DeHore, Cindy Lakin, Christopher Yost, Bryan Galdos and Heidi Galdos; her nine great grandchildren with one more on the way, and four great-great grandchildren with two more on the way.
She was a woman of strength, always pulling through life’s hardships. She worked until the age of 75. She was a lady of humility, dignity, honesty and a sense of humor, all of which carried her to her last day of life. What an amazing woman. She was one of a kind!
She truly will be missed, but will never be forgotten. She will live on in our hearts forever.
May her beautiful soul rest peacefully in the hands of the lord.
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