Esther Frank, 85, of Sunnyside went to be with her Savior and beloved husband Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, with her family at her side as she began her journey.

Esther was born in Windsor, Colo. on Jan. 2, 1920. She married Herman R. Frank on Christmas day in 1939 in Loveland, Colo.

In 1944 she began one of her greatest adventures as they moved to Washington with their oldest daughter, Marilyn. They settled in Toppenish for five years to farm. In 1949 they moved to Sunnyside to start up a dairy and farm. In 1967 they went to Prosser to raise asparagus and then back to Sunnyside in 1978 to enjoy retirement.

Esther truly enjoyed the art of entertaining, being with her family and on church cutter events. She spent many hours with her grandchildren and their friends, her kitchen was never closed and a special treat was always in the making. Esther took great pride in her yard and red roses. Esther was an active member of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. She spent many happy hours getting a wedding reception ready and served as Deacon for the church on many occasions. Esther was also a longtime active member of the Outlook Grange and the Sunnyside Eagles. When Esther first moved into Sun Terrace in 2002 she would round up the ladies for their daily walks. You could always find Mother dancing if there was music, be either with a partner or her walker.

She is survived by her three children and their families, Marilyn (Dennis) Quesinberry of Sunnyside; grandchildren, Michele (Craig) Fitzgibbon of Chicago, Bryan (Teresa) Quesinberry of Spokane; and great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Quesinberry at home; Gerald/Jerry Frank of Richland; granddaughters, Geri (Jason) Meredith of Kennewick and Sandy (Matt) Goff of San Diego; and Nancy (Doug) Miles of Gleed/Yakima and grandson, Austin Miles at home; two sisters, Rachel of Stockton, Calif. and Frieda of Colorado; along with many nieces and nephews; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman in 1981; four brothers; and five sisters.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church.


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