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Esther Morrow

July 22, 1926 — September 18, 2023

Esther Marion Morrow peacefully passed from this life to her heavenly home at 97 years of age on Sept 18th, 2023 at Lewiston Veteran's Home.

She was born to John J Gregg and Gladys Nelson Gregg at Merriman, Nebraska July 22nd, 1926. In 1933 Greggs moved west to Buhl, Idaho; then the next year, north to Grangeville, Idaho.

Esther attended the Baptist Church, accepted the Lord Jesus as her savior and was baptized at 10 years old. After several years, the family settled near Harpster, on the Joe Wimpy place. In the 1890's it was a stage stop on the wagon road from Stites through Harpster to the gold fields. After Highway 13 was built in the 1930's the Kooskia school ran a bus up the river, so the Greggs continued to go there. Esther graduated high school in 1944 and went to work for Henry Telcher in the Auditor Recorder office at the Idaho County Court House in Grangeville. He encouraged her to go to Linfield College. In 1946, she returned to Lewiston Normal and met the requirements for an Idaho Teacher's Certificate. Her first year teaching was at Grangeville, during Christmas vacation she and Donald Morrow were married at the Grangeville Baptist Church.

They were happily married sixty-three years with two sons, Gary and Dwight. She was a home maker, very devoted to her husband and two sons and to make their lives happier.

When the boys were school-age Esther continued teaching at Stites and Kooskia. Don and Esther built their home on South Fork of the Clearwater on the North side of Harpster, living there 56 years. They spent a lot of time building and enjoying their M & M's Cabin together at Mallard Creek. She loved gardening and canning, needlework, quilting, and pine needle weaving and playing the piano and organ for her own entertainment.

She taught classes in the local area including Bible Schools, Child Evangelism, and Sunday School at the Old School House in Harpster, until ALACCA was established in 1969 and continued to work there.

The Morrow's were members of the Idaho State Historical Society, SHPO, establishing the IC Historic Preservation Commission in 1997 and they were instrumental in organizing the Friends of Elk City Wagon Road because it was a Lasting Legacy project for the State Centennial in 1990. Esther was President of the Idaho County Historical Society in 1990's when she began the Brown Bag Lecture Program. She served for years the Horizon Committee which directs the activities of the Bicentennial Historical Museum in Grangeville.

She is survived by 2 sons, Gary and Dwight (Denise), 3 grandsons: Rich, Ron (Angie), and Chris (Danyel), 9 Great-Grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson and 2 great great granddaughters; 4 sisters; numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters and two half brothers.

Please join us in Celebrating her Life on Friday Sept. 22nd at 1 pm at Trenary Funeral Home, with a memorial dessert get-to-gether to follow.
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