Ester Mae Aust Obit

Odessa American, Obituaries  2004

Odessa, Ector Co. Tx

 Submitted by Dolores Bishop, Cemeteries of Tx

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ODESSA — Ester Mae Aust, 84, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday morning, March 24, 2004. She was born in Alma, Ark., March 6, 1920, to Henry and Cora Owen. She married William Wiley Aust on July 9, 1938, and moved to Odessa in the summer of 1949. Together they were blessed with five lovely children.
She was employed by E.C.I.S.D for 14 years retiring in 1982. She taught Sunday School for twenty-two years at the First United Pentecostal Church, Odessa, Texas. She also taught home Bible studies, was Ladies Auxiliary President, served as Prayer Group leader, Girls Prayer Band leader, hostess and also a member of the Golden Heirs Choir at her church of 55 years.
Ester was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters and one son-in-law.
Ester leaves on this earth her husband of 65 years, William Wiley Aust of Odessa; two sons, Eldon Aust of Odessa and Darry Leon Aust and wife, Kathy, of Saugus, Calif.; three daughters, Barbara Jean Ross and husband, Gaylord, of Arlington, Carolyn Johnston and husband, Leon, of Houston and Delores Bedford and husband, Jim, of Farmington, N.M. She also leaves behind 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 13 step-grandchildren. She also is survived by a sister, Ida Bell Nixon of Lodi, Calif.; brother, Charles Richard Owen of Ridgecrest, Calif.; and one sister-in-law, Leta Mae Parrish of Odessa; a host of nieces, nephews, a large Church family and many friends.
The family will receive friends at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2004. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2004 at her home church, First United Pentecostal Church of Odessa, with Pastors J. T. Pugh and Terry Pugh officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Ester left a lasting impression on every one who knew her. Her closest friend was Jesus and He called her home. She fought a good fight, she kept the faith and she has entered into the joy of her Lord. She will be greatly missed by all.
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Terri ‘Jo-Gal’