Esther Josephine Hatten Crowder passed away peacefully in her home on May 21, 2020. Esther was Born on October 7, 1946 in Pocatello Idaho. Esther is proceeded in death with her parents Herbert and Mary Hatten, her in-laws Bailey and Anna Crowder. Five stillborn siblings William, Rebecca, Lewis, Lellah, and Herbert Hatten. Her loving sisters and best friends Mary Holland, Carol Burns, and her first grandson Jonathan Mann.
Esther is survived by her life long companion and love of her life Paul Crowder of Declo Idaho, her only son Gary Paul (Jackie) Crowder over the road truck driver, daughter Becky (Jeff) Hardy of Caldwell, daughter Rachel Crowder of Pocatello, and youngest daughter Rose Crowder of Declo. Seven grandchildren Andrea (Eddy) Resendiz of Idaho Falls, Barbara (Sean) Spoor of Golden Colorado, Jordan (Ashley) Careaga of Idaho Falls, Alex (Shannon) Mann of Pocatello, Mickey Mann of Pocatello, Emily (Garyn) Mann of Pocatello, Savana Mann of Pocatello, and Jada Hardy of Caldwell, Idaho. Her brother John (Amy) Hatten of Washington, five great grandchildren Zayne Resendiz, Avayah Resendiz, Jake Spoor, Eduardo Resendiz, and Elias Gilles. Several nieces and nephews.
Esther has fought with kidney failure for the last 7 years of her life. Being in and out of the hospital several times. When Esther was 13 years old she was involved in a horse accident that almost took her life. Instead it took one of her kidneys. This accident did not stop her love for animals.
In April of 1967 she received a letter from Paul while he was stationed over in Germany while he was in the Army. When Paul came home they finally met and became soul mates instantly and were married in the Whitaker Chapel in Chubbuck Idaho on July 3, 1969 and sealed in the Manti, Temple in November 1970.
Paul was in the Army so they traveled and lived in different states including Ohio, Utah, and finally settled in Pocatello Idaho where they started their family and little farm of horses, rabbits, and Chickens.
In 1984 they moved their children and small farm to Virginia Idaho where they raised their children and continued to have their small farm adding goats, sheep, pigs, and cows to their collection. Esther enjoyed showing goats and rabbits at the Bannock county fair, Eastern Idaho State fair and the Utah fairs. Esther had her 3 daughters in 4-H and helped them with their projects. She enjoyed teaching her girls how to sew and cook.
Esther enjoyed making Easter dresses for her daughters and crocheting Afghans for her grandchildren.
Esther was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved her religion even though she couldn’t attend very often due to her health. She loved her visiting teachers and looked forward to their visits with her.
Esther was a very gifted person and will be missed deeply by her loved ones she has left behind.
We want to say a special thank you to Horizon Home health and Hospice, and Parkview who was a second home to our wonderful mother and wife.
There will be a celebration of life held 5:00 p.m. Monday June 8, 2020 at 3403 Crestwood Lane Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
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