Esta Frances Orton Cox Warren, age 88, died January 30, 1991 in a Beaver hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born April 11, 1902 in Panguitch, a daughter of William Owen and Rebecca Allphin Orton. She married W. Blaine Cox September 12, 1918 in Panguitch. He died in 1973. She married Eugene Warren in 1976; he died in 1987. Esta filled her life in service to family, friends, church and community. Member of the LDS Church. She was Sunday School secretary, served in Relief Society presidency, 12 years as Beaver Stake Primary and Ward president. Midwife and nurse for Dr. E. S. McQuarrie, delivering nearly 200 "Home Babies" from 1938-1958. Active in literary clubs, and the B.P.W., serving as president, and honored as "Woman of the Year" in 1972.She wrote a social column, "Chit Chat", in the Beaver press, for 25 years, contributing untill 1990. A musician, Esta played both the piano and guitar, and with her beautiful alto voice, sang in duets, quartets; a member of the "Memory Moms", and "Delano Diamonds", singing groups. She sang for hundreds of weddings, funerals and social events throughout Utah.
Survived by children, William O. Cox, Beaver; Marie James Botiller, Whittier, California; Donna Lee Morris, Greenville; Darlene Cormett Riddle Harris, Las Vegas, Nevada; Charles Samuel Cox, New York City/Beaver; a sister, Ida Goulding Shannon, Ogden/St. George; brother, Morris Orton, St. George/Panguitch; 19 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; five stepchildren, Louise Matheson, Enoch; Dorothy Robinson, Parowan; Helen Cartwright, Beaver; Barbara Russ, Touqerville; Frank Warren, McGill, Nevada. Preceded in death by children, Jackson Blaine Cox (1919-1951); Leila Cox, (1924-1925); Dan E. Cox, (1927-1929); David Ted Cox, (1933-1960).
Funeral services will be held Saturday February 2, 1991 in the Beaver 1st LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. at the Olpin Mortuary in Beaver, and on Saturday 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the ward chapel. Burial, Moutain View Cemetery, Beaver, under direction of Olpin Mortuary.
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