Esther Wilson Marsh
Esther Wilson Marsh, 92, passed away December 6, 2018 following an extended illness. A former longtime resident and business woman in Brocton, NY, was born September 1, 1926 in her grandparents home in Poland, NY a daughter to the late John and Doris Wilson.
Following graduation from Brocton Central School, Esther attended the Roberts Beauty Academy in Buffalo, NY where she received her cosmetology license and opened her first business, Esther’s Beauty Cove, in Brocton, NY.
In June of 1948 she married the love of her life, Elwin Johnson Marsh. After the birth of their son the family relocated to Yuma, AZ where she was proprietor of Esther’s Magic Mirror Beauty Salon which she operated for more than 30 years.
Esther was a Past-Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, she was an active member of the Congregational Church of Portland, NY, the Yuma, AZ Sierra Vista United Presbyterian Church, and the Hi Jolly Chorus of Sweet Adelines.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Jack Wilson.
She is survived by her son Tom, brother Donald, niece Tammy Wilson and nephews John and Robert Wilson.
A Memorial service will be held at the Portland Congregational Church, 8649 Church Street, Portland, NY on Saturday, July 20 2019 at 11:00 am with a luncheon immediately following the services there. Interment will be held privately at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, NY.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Esther’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Local Funeral arrangements have been handled by the Morse Funeral Home , 51 Highland Avenue, Brocton, NY 14716.