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Esther Louise Bounds

October 9, 1933 ~ July 20, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Esther Louise Logsdon Bounds, 89, went peacefully to be with her Lord on July 20, 2023, while in her beloved log home that she and her husband built.

Born on Oct. 9, 1933 in Tulare, California to Rev. Joseph Logsdon and his wife, Esther. She had two brothers, Joe and Roy. All have preceded her in death.

In her early teens, Esther’s family moved to Pasadena, California, where she met the love of her life, her neighbor, Herb Bounds. They married in Oct 1951 just as Herb was shipping off to the Korean Conflict.

It was always Esther’s desire to be a wife, a mother and to look well to the ways of her home. After Herb returned from his military duty, they began to fulfill that dream. And we must add, that she excelled at them all.

They had a daughter, Carlene, married to Dr. Bill Rupp, and a son, Bobby, married to Tammy. They had three grandchildren: Jim Rupp, married to Tiffany; Tanya Smith, married to Matt; Todd Bounds married to Robin. Then eight great grandchildren: Natalie, Ethan and Brody Smith; Maddie, Bella and Layton Rupp; Riley and Piper Bounds. Esther leaves a lasting legacy of love and grace, having been married to her faithful husband for over 71 years. They were totally “in love.”

Over the years, she worked at a book and gift store in both Monrovia, CA, and in Hamilton, MT. Everyone who frequented the stores wanted her to be their salesperson because of her helpful, cheerful spirit.

She and Herb, both committed their lives to Jesus Christ from an early age, and were members of a Nazarene Church in Pasadena, Calif, until they moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 1976, where they became members at the Wesleyan church in Hamilton, MT. Every morning she spent time in prayer for the needs of others, reading God’s Word and praising her Savior Jesus with a grateful heart.

Her great love for God led to a great concern for helping missionaries. She corresponded regularly with many of them over the years. Always an encourager, sending cards and letters. She will be surely be missed by all, including her “Montana kids” Doug and Deb Goodell. As well as others from her church family and her neighbors. Having lived the past 47 years in Hamilton, it truly was “the last best place.”

Family members will have a private “remembrance”, as she wished. In lieu of flowers, if you are so inclined, Samaritan’s Purse and the Gideon’s International were both dear to her. Please know her family deeply appreciates and thanks you for any donation made in her honor.

“For me to live is Christ, to die is gain” Philippians 1:21

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