Esther Fry Brimley Henry, 93, passed peacefully away at her home in Pocatello, Idaho, on Nov. 15, 2015, after suffering a debilitating stroke in late August of this year.
Esther was born on Jan. 13, 1922, at Devil’s Slide, Morgan County, Utah. She was the fifth child born to Ernest Dalton Brimley and Ada Emily Fry. She grew up in Morgan, Utah, amidst lots of family and lots of love.
Esther met the love of her life, Alvin Henry, when he was a soldier stationed in Morgan to guard the railroad tunnels during WWII. They later married and put down roots in Cherry Tree, Pennsylvania. Alvin worked for the railroad and they later opened a restaurant called Henry’s Lunch Bar.
Family has been the focus of Esther’s life. She and Alvin had seven children: James, Thomas, Jon, William, Julie (Harding), Richard, and Mary Lynne (Brown). She is survived by her family legacy of six children and their spouses, 47 grandchildren, and 88 great-grandchildren.
Esther lived through many trials and difficulties in her life. Her father died suddenly when she was 11. She left all that was familiar and relocated to Pennsylvania. Her son, Jon, died in a tragic accident at the age of 16. Her home and all her belongings burned down eight months later. Her faith and trust in the Lord have sustained and comforted her throughout her life. Her sense of humor and love of life, friends, and family were and will continue to be an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the LDS church, 1440 Lakeview Drive Pocatello, Idaho, 83201 with a viewing from 12 noon to 2 p.m. before services. There was a graveside service at the Thompson Cemetery in Hillsdale, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho, 83201, 208-233-1500.
Condolences can be made to the family online at www.colonial-funeralhome.com.