Esther Bottom


Tracy Area Funeral Home – Tracy MN

Esther Bottom

Esther Yvonne Bottom age 88 of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Olympia, WA, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Dow Rummel Nursing Home in Sioux Falls. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. 

Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial is in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Tracy. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Esther Yvonne Bottom was born June 27, 1923 on the family farm near Garvin, Minnesota to Oscar and Mabel (Surprenant) Anderson.  She was the youngest child in a family of five children.  Esther was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy.  She attended grade school, junior and senior high in Tracy, graduating in 1940.  In January of 1941 Esther moved to Sioux Falls, SD to attend the Presentation School of Nursing at McKennan Hospital, and graduated in the spring of 1944 as a registered nurse.  She worked at the Adrian, MN Hospital from 1946-1948.  On February 18, 1950 Esther married Charles Bottom in Cheyenne, WY.  After their marriage, they moved to Los Alamos, NM, where Esther worked as a nurse at the Manhattan Project and Scientific Laboratory Hospital and Clinics.  Upon retirement she moved to Olympia, WA.  Charles “Chuck” Bottom passed away in October 1998.  Esther later moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to family. She was active with activities in her church, and enjoyed doing needlework, jewelry making, antique clock collecting, and hunting and fishing with Chuck.  Esther loved going out to eat and spending time with her family and friends. 
Esther is survived by nephews and nieces: Dennis (Carol) Dingman of Sioux Falls, SD, Robert (Kathy) Anderson of Tracy, Kathleen Anderson of Breckenridge, Kris (fiancé Paul Hamilton) Anderson of Philadelphia, Marlene Anderson of Algarrobo, Chili, South America, Renee (Steve Sund) Vallely of La Mesa CA, and Karen (Tom) Mooney of El Cajun, CA.  She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Darlene (Henry) Dingman, Florence Vallely, Hector (Lucy) Anderson, and Lester (Bernadine) Anderson. 

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