Esther Lyna Linson
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June 26, 1921 ~ July 1, 2018
"Esther was a very special lady
beloved by her family and all who knew her."

Esther Lyna Linson, 97, of Vancouver, WA, peacefully passed into Heaven surrounded by loved ones on July 1, 2018. Born in Rife, WA to David and Polley Steele, she was one of nine children. Esther graduated from Mossyrock High School, Centralia Business College and American Institute of Banking.
During WWII, Esther was the first female bank teller for the U.S. Nat'l Bank of Oregon. She went to work for 1st Independent Bank in 1954 where she retired as Assoc. Vice President of Human Resources in 1986.
In retirement, Esther very much enjoyed growing and selling Christmas trees at her Fir Farm. She especially loved meeting the people who came for her trees.
Esther is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Ira Linson; daughters, Janice Englert Bottemiller (Don), Kathe Englert Sumrill (Robert); step-son, Gene Linson (Anita); and sister, Maybelle Steele. She will always be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Tim Lehner (Deborah), Darla Dow (Dan), Mark Lehner and Greg Erickson and step-grandchildren, Justin Linson (Kimberly), Geoffrey Linson (Chloe), Jeremy Linson, Adam Linson and Eric Linson; along with 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition, she had many very special friends that she loved very much.
She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
A celebration of Esther's life will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, July 28th, at Vancouver Church of Christ, 9019 NE 86th Street, Vancouver, WA.
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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 22, 2018.
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July 22, 2020
Thank you Esther for the feathers that you send to me. I see them when I need a little extra push. Whether I need a hug, a smile, a touch, or just to know someone is watching over me. I miss your sweetness and cherish the relationship we had. Love you everyday.
Joyce Cox
August 3, 2018
I met Esther while working for 1st Indy, but when we were both members of the Columbia River Appaloosa Club we became friends. Reading her notice brought delightful memories of fun times in the past.
Happy Trails till we met again.
Pearl Agard
July 27, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of such a lovely lady. She was always such a pleasure to visit with at the dental office. I will miss her deeply.
Sue K
July 24, 2018
Sorry for your lost through and prays.

Ralph and Peggy Donaldson
July 23, 2018
A woman who was truly loved by so many. As a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister-in-law, as an Aunt as Grandma, Friend, Employee. Esther had many roles to fill and she did it with Grace and perfection. We will see you in your new home Esther. Save a spot for me. Love you 'Beyond Forever'. David and Joyce
Joyce Cox
July 22, 2018
In loving memory of a wonderful lady. We will always love and miss you Aunt Esther.
Darrell Ballard
July 22, 2018
A true love story❤
She was such a special lady, she touched everyone hearts that had the chance to met her. She will for ever be in our hearts.
Dave & Kerri Norton
July 22, 2018
As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your treasured memories continue to bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.
July 22, 2018
So sorry about the loss of Esther. She was such a happy lady. When we would see Esther at the Hockinson Cafe, she would bring a smile to your face. It was always a joy to see Esther.
Tom & Brenda Funk
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