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Obituary: Esther D. Carper

Published on October 10, 2017 3:09PM

Esther D. Carper

May 2, 1928 –– Oct. 1, 2017

Longtime Wallowa County resident Esther D. Carper passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Alpine House in Joseph.

She was born May 2, 1928, in Lewiston, Idaho, daughter of Ira Litchfield and Mina Hazel (Womack, Litchfield) Johnson.

Esther married Alfred E, Carper who proceeded her in death in 1962.

She worked as a waitress at the Circle T Cafe and Elks Lodge in Enterprise before working with the DHS prior to retirement.

Esther was a devoted member of the Christian Church and also a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her son Larry Twidwell of California, daughter Melody Bailey of Hillsboro, Ore., and son Ron Carper of Portland; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Esther was proceeded in death by her brother, James Litchfield; son Garry J Carper; two grandchildren, Craig A. Carper and Jeannie R. Brewster.

At Esther’s request, no services will be held. Internment will be at Enterprise Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Enterprise Christian Church and Alpine House.


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