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Esther Edith Howell Lawler, 81, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, passed away in a local hospital July 2, 1990.

Esther was born March 3, 1909 to William George and Mary Stewart Howell in Jewell County, Kansas. She lost her mother at a very early age. She and her father moved to Baldwin, Kansas in 1922, where she attended high school and Baker University. Because of health reasons, she missed receiving her registered nurse degree by six months, but spent her life in giving loving service to family and friends. She was a Sunday School teacher in the Methodist Church for 15 years, as well as being a Girl Scout leader. She was a house mother and later a foster grandmother at the American Fork Training School where she developed a special relationship with those special spirits. She became a member of the LDS Church in 1981.

Esther married Leslie R. Lawler in Wilsonville, Nebraska on August 4, 1932. He preceded her in death on August 8, 1965. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Jean, and by four brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by three daughters and their families, Richard and Anne Nunley, Herriman, Utah; Don and Mary Chriswell, Ashton, Idaho; and Don and Rosalie Lindsey, San Bernardino, California; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Herriman 1st Ward, Main St., Herriman, Utah. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Broomhead Funeral Home, 12600 So. 2200 West, and Friday, one hour prior to services at the church. Interment: Redwood Estates.

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