Juneau resident Ester Echivarre died peacefully on Sept. 2, 2008, at Wildflower Court. She was 71.
Born May 22, 1937, in Tacloban City, Philippines, she lived in Carigara, Leyte, until she moved to Juneau in 1994. In the past years, she has lived in San Diego, Las Vegas, Anchorage and back to Juneau.
She worked in health care with the young and elderly. She enjoyed playing bingo, doing crossword puzzles, reading, knitting and watching the Filipino Channel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pedro and Rosa Echivarre; brother, Florendo Echivarre; and sisters, Laura Echivarre and Rebecca Pintang.
She is survived by her sister, Rose Parena and husband, Domy, brother, Edgar Echivarre, niece, Grace Parena, and nephews, Danny, Glenn and Elmer Parena, all of Carigara, Leyte; nieces, Charito Reid and husband, Nolan, and Angelita Rivera and husband, Carlos, nephew, Fernando Pintang and wife, Lorna, and cousins, Delilah Librando, the Doris Librando family and Jufer and Ching Librando family, all of Juneau; and cousins, the Cecilia and Nick Librando family, of Anchorage.
She was cremated. Memorial services were held on Sept. 5 at Northern Light United Church. A gathering of friends and family followed the service.