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Obituary: Esther Durfey

Esther Durfey 1910 ~ 2007 BICKNELL/NOTOM, UTAH - An example of living life with hope and optimism; our mother, grandmother and friend, Esther Coombs Durfey, died July 8, 2007 at Notom, Utah at the age of 96 years and 361 days. She was born on July 12, 1910 in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, the oldest of four children born to Leslie McLean and Sarah Ellis Day Coombs. She was reared in Fairview, Utah. On May 27, 1937, she married Joseph Golden Durfey in Fariview, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, May 11, 1938. She is survived by her children: McLean and Judy Durfey; Keith and Kay Durfey; Roma and Chad Roderick, all of Notom; 12 grandchildren and 31 great-grand-children. She is preceded in death by her husband, Golden Durfey, two sisters: Gladys Coombs and Dora Jacobs; a brother, Leslie Coombs and one granddaughter, Julie Anne Durfey. Funeral services will be Sat.,, July 14, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Thurber LDS Ward Chapel in Bicknell, where friends may come for viewing Saturday morning from 11:00-12:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Bicknell Cemetery. On line guest book at: