Esther Yancy, 96


Oct. 9, 1921 —
June 29, 2018
HENDERSON, TEXAS -  Esther Monthy Yancy, age 96, went to be with her Lord and creator on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Autumn Leaves Nursing Facility at Henderson, Texas.
A memorial service and burial will be held at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston, Texas at a later date.
She was born in Chippewa Falls, Wis. on Oct. 9, 1921 and was raised in Cresco, Iowa. Her parents were Olive Richards Monthy and Emil August Monthy. 
In 1941 she went to Oakland, Calif., where she met her future husband, Steve Yancy of Coleman, Texas, who was in the Navy. He was to be the love of her life. On Oct. 2, 1943 they were married and moved to Houston, Texas and raised four children.
She worked for Curtis-Matheson Scientific in accounting. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years. Following their retirement, they moved to Lake Striker for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Henderson.
She was excellent in counted cross stitch and embroidery. Family and friends now enjoy all the beautiful things she made. She loved to entertain, cook, talk, travel and attend special family gatherings, especially ones in Galveston. She was in the Volunteer Auxiliary at Henderson Memorial Hospital and also volunteered for the Depot Museum and Howard Dickinson House. After the death of her husband, she lived at Azalea Place and Autumn Leaves.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda (George) Banks of Humble, Texas; son, Roger (Karen) Yancy of League City, Texas; daughter, Stephanie Smith of Henderson; sister-in-law, Dorothy Monthy of Livingston, Texas; three grandsons, Ryan (Sudipta) Yancy of Katy, Texas, Justin (Jessica) Smith of Georgetown, Texas and Travis Smith of Clearwater, Fla.; three granddaughters, Ariel (Jay) Phillips of Liberty, Texas, Jessica (Eric) Lee of Spring, Texas and Kimberly (Chris) Kirkham of League City; six great-grandchildren, Brandon and Caitlin Yancy, Kaylee Kirkham and Bruce, Eliza, Ezekiel and Brayden Lee; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Yancy; son, Richard Yancy; son-in-law, Willard Smith; and brothers, Elvin Monthy and Floyd Monthy; and a sister-in-law, Rita Monthy.
It surprised her to live so long. If desired, in lieu of flowers send a contribution to the charity of your choice.

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