September 27, 1934 - December 18, 2010
Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, and friend, Ester Carolyn
Friend Christopher, age 76, passed away on December 18, in Brigham City, Utah from complications of a stroke.
Born on September 27, 1934 in Waukegan, Illinois, the daughter of William and Thelma Friend, she spent her childhood in Illinois, Missouri, and Colorado. She graduated Lyons High School in 1953. Esther married Albert Leroy Christopher on January 28, 1955 in Limon, and became the mother of four small children between the ages of two and seven. She and Albert then had an additional six children, thus completing their family (five girls and five boys). They raised their large family in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.
Esther was a member of the Southern Baptist Church. She and Albert enjoyed traveling through many states, and later settled in Kansas. After Albert’s death, she moved back to Utah to be close to her family. She enjoyed scrap booking, card making, bunka (Japanese embroidery) and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her 10 children, 33 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one brother, and two sisters. Services were held in Brigham City on December 22, and internment will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, CO at a later date.