Mary Edith Esau
Mary Edith Esau Mary Edith (Willms) Esau age 88 passed away at home February 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, November 2, 1930 to Franz J Willms and Maria G (Neufeld) Willms. While married to Peter John Esau and raising her children, at age 37 she went back to school and graduated from Cal State University, Northridge, and became an elementary school teacher in Simi Valley, California. She and Peter retired to Gilbert, Arizona. They were founding members of Superstition Springs Community Church, where Mary was instrumental in forming the 55 Plus Group, and enjoyed staying active in it. Mary Edith was predeceased by her parents, husband, Peter, two brothers, Frank and Rudy and one sister, Evangeline, all from British Columbia, Canada. Those left to cherish her memory include: sisters Eleanore and Grace from British Columbia Canada, children: Darlene J. (Bill) Bates, Ralph G. Esau, Elaine M. (Gary) Norton, Philip P. (Lynett) Esau, 8 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 2:00 pm, at Mission Community Church, 4550 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert Arizona In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritans Purse. Samaritanspurse.org
Published on February 28, 2019

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