Esther “Essie May” Myers

June 9, 1930


April 12, 2021

Esther “Essie May” Myers

June 9, 1930


April 12, 2021

Esther “Essie May” Myers, 90, of Billings, was called to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in her home, surrounded by family, on April 12, 2021.

She grew up in Lockwood, attended Lockwood School and graduated from Billings Senior High in 1949. She married Louie Wise and they had a son, Louis “Louie” Wise (Myers). She later re-married John W. Myers in 1957, from Sentinel Butte, ND. Together, they raised four children, Louie, Don, Dee Anna and Brett.

She spent most of her life in retail serving others, most notably at Renier Supermarket, Millstone Coffee and Wheat Montana Bread Co., where she met many of her lifelong friends. She lit up the room and was a friend to everyone! If she didn’t know you, you can bet she knew your mom, dad or cousin, and they were probably her “sacker at Renier”! She enjoyed playing cards (Thirteen), working crossword puzzles, fishing, gardening, dancing, ceramics, sewing, knitting and crocheting. Life was an adventure with Esther and she made many memories with her lifelong friends Jim, Edna, Leona, Rosie, Blanche, Virginia and so many others!

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elva Campbell; her husband, John Myers; her son, Louie; her sister, Evelyn (Pee-Wee) Thormahlen; and her great-grandson, Ian Edmisten. She is survived by her companion and dear friend, Frank Nelson, who cared for Esther in her later years; and by her children, Don (Lois) Myers, Brett (Darcee) Myers and Dee Anna Edmisten; along with immediate family Randy (Karen) Goins, Dick (Stacy) Goins and Misty Thormahlen. She has nine grandchildren, Darla (John) Borges, Alena (Lou) Flores, Kimberly (Robert) Martinez, J.B. (Laura) Edmisten, Jennifer (Justin) Self, Sarah (Jeremy) Halverson, Felicia (Troy) Myers, Megan Myers and Maycee Myers. She has nine great-grandchildren, Abbie Edmisten, Sydnee Flores, Madeline Borges, Marissa Borges, Patrick Edmisten, Mattox Borges, Caleb Self, Andrew Jackson and Addalynn Halverson.

A special thank you to Legacy Assisted Living & RiverStone Hospice for your compassion and care to our dear mother.

Good-bye, Mom, we love you! Your grandchildren are blowing you kisses & look forward to summers in heaven with grandma! God Bless you, Essie May!

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family will notify friends when the celebration is scheduled.

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18 thoughts on “Esther “Essie May” Myers”

  1. Don and Dee Anna, I am so sorry to see this. Your mother led a happy life and made so many friends. She will be greatly missed. Arloa Weiss

  2. Jaymie and Family

    Brett and family – so sorry for your loss. Your mother was the sweetest lady! She lit up a room and was so much fun. She will be greatly missed.

  3. To the Myers family. I had the great pleasure of working with Esther at Millstone Coffee and you could never find a more dedicated and loyal employee! I remember she had her hair done every Friday, and it always looked immaculate! She was a hard working, kind hearted woman who I’m honored to have known! She is with Jesus now so we need not shed a tear, but she will greatly missed!

    1. Dee Anna Edmisten

      Ralph, Thank you for the compliment you gave our mother. She was loved many. Please keep in touch. We are planning a celebration but don’t have a date set at this time.

  4. Don,Deanna and Brett.
    My thoughts are with you. I know it’s hard to loose your mother. Ester was always a happy, spirited person,good friend to my mom and always welcomed me with open arms. May God be with you during this time of sorrow.

  5. Shanie Williams

    I am so very sorry for your loss.. I remember as a kid going to her house while my mom Mary jo and her had coffee and visited..She was always a warm caring person with a smile and heart that lite up a room.. I know there are many people in Heaven just waiting to have a good cup of coffee and a great conversation with her..

  6. We are so sorry that Esther has left us. We had some good times with her and Frank she always was fun to be around.When we had her for dinner she was always an appreciative guest and made you feel special . I saw her almost every week for her hair for at least 40 years she was family…..I will miss her until we meet again……
    Hugs for the family and Frank ,
    Tom and Sharon Price.

  7. Esther was a great friend to so many including me. I didn’t know her well but she was a special person to all that knew her. RIP my friend.

  8. Donny, I’m so sorry for your loss, your mom was such a cool lady! This tribute is exactly how I remember her. Oh how she lit up a room…no one was a stranger. My heart goes out to you and all the family…I’m sure she has a game of 13 going right now! Love and hugs to you and your family.

  9. Dee Anna, Don, Brett and families ~ so sorry for your loss. Esther was such a beautiful, kind lady, and yes she did light up a room! What a great friend to so many. She will be missed. Glad we can meet again in Heaven!

  10. Dear Brett and Family –
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I vividly remember her from my childhood with her bright, beautiful red hair. My condolences to you and your family during this time.
    Shelly Berna (Bennett)

  11. Brett, Donnie, Deanna and family, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was such a sweet lady. She would always give me a hug whenever we ran into each other. I have alot of good memories of her and the fun times we had at Rosie’s house. I’m sure her and Rosie are up in heaven reminiscing right now! We extend our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Jerry & Tammy Fettig

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