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Esther Vera Taylor Butler Sewell
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1908
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1992
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Married Auttamas Sewell 2/14/1961 Skamania County, Washington.

Oregonian The (Portland, OR)
December 20, 1992

Esther Sewell
( September 21, 1908 - December 17, 1992 )
A grave side service for Esther Sewell of Southeast Portland will be at 11a.m. Monday in Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Gardens in Portland. Mrs. Sewell died of causes related to cancer Thursday in a Portland hospital. She was 84.

She was born September 21, 1908, in Aztec, N.M., but grew up in southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico. She did not attend a formal school, but taught herself to read and write.

In 1928, she married DeWitt Fox in Colorado. They later divorced, and she moved to Rigby, Idaho, where she met and married Levi Butler. They moved to Portland in about 1943 and worked in the shipyards. They divorced and she later married Tex Sewell, whom she helped in his contract farm-labor business. In the years following their divorce, Mrs. Sewell also was a sales clerk for Fred Meyer and Lipman Wolfe stores.

She retired in 1976 and lived in Northwest Portland. She spent her final years in Portland-area care centers. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

She is survived by sons, LeRoy Fox of Portland, Perry Fox of Boulder, Nev., and Jerry Butler of Dayton; daughter, Oletta Birch of San Diego; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Esther Vera Taylor Sewell Birth: 21 Sep 1908 Cedar Hill, San Juan Co., New Mexico (Aztec) Death: 17 Dec 1992 Cedar Hills, Washington Co., Oregon
Father: James Naismith Taylor Birth: 7 Sep 1859 Richmond, Jefferson Co., Ohio Death: 2 Mar 1934 Rigby, Madison Co., Idaho
Mother: Matilda Esther Graves Birth: 18 Aug 1875 Stephenville, Erath Co., Texas (Raton, New Mexico) Death: 27 Sep 1957 Seaside, Clatsop Co., Oregon
Marriage: 24 Nov 1894 San Juan Co., New Mexico

Spouse: Dewitt Kermit Fox Marriage: abt 1930 Del Norte, Rio Grande Co., Colorado
Spouse: William Earl Bartlett
Spouse: Levi William Butler
Spouse: Auttamease Graden Sewell "Tex'

Family links: 
  DeWitt Kermit Fox (1905 - 1985)
  William Earl Bartlett (1900 - 1988)*
  Auttamease Gradon Sewell (1905 - 1966)*
  Levi William Butler (1909 - 1992)*
  Oletta Birch (1931 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Chimes Memorial Gardens
Happy Valley
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA
Created by: Mr. M
Record added: May 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37390975
Esther Vera <i>Taylor Butler</i> Sewell
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 Added: May. 22, 2009

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