Esther Wright, 85, passed away peacefully Feb. 21, 2012. Esther was born in the middle of five siblings to Erich and Ephine Krieger on Dec. 17, 1926, in Saskatchewan, Canada. Esther met the love of her life in Denver while on a working vacation from her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. Esther was the devoted wife to Lester, who preceded her in death in 2007. She was a dedicated mother to six children and the doting grandmother to 16 grandchildren. Esther was a full-time housewife and mother on the family's ranch northeast of Boone. Besides being the chief cook, bottle washer and the farm's accountant, she also was the taxicab driver, as you can imagine all the events that six kids go to. She was the head cheerleader to her husband and kids, as she never missed a game, recital or event. Esther gave her life to Christ as a young woman. She lived her faith in Christ in everything she did and she passed on that love to her husband, children and all the friends and neighbors who she ran across. She was slow to anger but defended her family with the ferocity of a lioness defending her cubs. She truly was a Proverbs 31 woman of faith. She never let the disability of being deaf affect the lives of anyone around her. Most never knew of her disability. Esther's surviving brother, Eugene (Florence) Krieger, lives in Dunn, N.C. She is survived by her children, Kathy (Jim) Hartsuiker, Colorado Springs, Lori (Mike) Bobinsky, Portland, Maine, Craig Wright, Hammondsport, N.Y., Jeanne (David) Clawson, Englewood, Kan., Lisa (Dean) Kolp, Midland, Texas, Lance (Kristin) Wright, Pueblo. Visitation, will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Both will be held at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO.

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  1. Kathy and families…while I am present physically in another country right now, my heart and mind are in Pueblo with you and all who are remembering your mother and a life so well lived. Some of my most distinct childhood memories are of time spent at your home north of Boone; an image of your mom in the kitchen with a tea towel over her shoulder, canning jars at the ready, and the prayer that was said, without fail, each time we sat down to wonderful meals at that huge family table. She had an aura of such grace and dignity, clearly evident in her daughters, and her life and lifestyle no doubt created a cherished “ripple” in many lives. With condolences, and much sentiment, you are in my thoughts today.

  2. Dear Kathy and all your brothers and sisters: Please accept my sympathies regarding the passing of your dear mother. I well remember all of you children coming with your mother to our home for meeting many Sundays. Also, in later years, your father coming also.
    Our family admired and respected your mother so very much. She truly always reminded me of Esther in the Bible in that she had such a sweet and willing spirit–even in the face of some adversities in life–caring for her husbands’ parents, fulfilling her duties as a rancher’s wife–many long hours there! We always enjoyed a visit out to your folks’ ranch–and the potlucks we shared with the friends at your mom’s lovely home.
    Most valued too, were her private visits with me as we shared fellowship, family situations, etc. together. She truly was a jewel among jewels. In sincere friendship, Thelma Hennen and family.

  3. Marilyn and I send our kind regards and best wishes to Esther’s family. She was a strong, kind, thoughtful and generous woman. I know she will be missed. She will live on in your memories. Best regards.

  4. My heart goes out to the Wright family. Your Mother was one of the sweetest ladies I ever met. She always made me feel welcome in your home and never failed to speak to me as we were growing up. We have all been blessed to have our parents as long as we have and I pray God will give you the peace and comfort that only He can give at this time. The greatest thing to read was that she was saved and now in a much better place! It only makes heaven that more sweeter for you to know you will see her again one day! May God Bless all of you!

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