ESTHER MARIE (McDONALD) OSSINGER
Sept. 15, 1946 – July 10, 2018
Esther was born in Clearfield, PA to George Weston McDonald and Esther Marie (Howell) McDonald. She passed away in Everett, with her family by her side. She is survived by her step-daughters: Cheryl (Dirk) Balda and Brenda (Brian) Shepard, along with her grandchildren: Kyle, Michael (Janelle), Anthony, Jacquline, Kaylee, Samantha, and great-grandchildren: Ryon and Kelsi. Esther is also survived by her sister Mary (Ray) Freeman and several nephews, nieces, other family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings – Jill, Richard, Jack and Barbara – and the love of her life, her husband, Bob.
Esther grew up and graduated High School in Curwensville, PA. Soon after school she moved to Washington D.C. to work for the government. In the 1970’s she moved to Washington state to be closer to and help her sister, Barbara, with Esther’s 2 nephews, Marko and Dano, and also to work for Housing Urban Development (HUD). She began working for Boeing in Everett in 1991 and retired from there in 2009. In 1995, Esther graduated from City University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
In 1980 a mutual friend introduced her to the man who would become her husband. Bob and Esther were married on June 12, 1982. They lived life to the fullest and loved each other immensely. After Bob passed away in 2014, she missed him dearly. They loved to travel, and especially loved going on cruises. They “saw the world together” before Bob fell too ill to travel. They cruised the Panama Canal, Hawaii and Alaska, to name a few. Their final cruise was to Alaska in 2013, which included their kids and grandkids.
In addition to traveling, Esther also enjoyed playing Bridge and Bunco. She loved hosting parties with her friends, going to the Ballet, the Opera and planting her colorful flowers every Spring. She especially loved spending time with her family!
Esther’s family loved her so very much! She will always hold a special place in their hearts and will be sorely missed!
Services will be held Friday, July 27th @ 2pm at Solie Funeral Home in Everett.
Watch a slideshow tribute to Esther’s Life: