Esther Underwood, 78, Mitchell, died Friday, November 8, 2013, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Memorial Services will be Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:00AM, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church in Mitchell. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Esther Irene Underwood was born September 12, 1935, at Garretson, SD, to Ray and Anna (Wranek) Adams. She graduated from Letcher High School and then attended the Multnomah School of Bible in Portland OR. On May 22, 1954, she married Donald Underwood at Vashon, WA.
She was a medical receptionist in Yakima, WA, taught at the Good News Club for children in Harrah, WA, and was very active with the Child Evangelism Fellowship. She moved to Mitchell where she was instrumental in establishing a C.E.F. Chapter. She moved to Fargo where she was the secretary of the Fargo Moorhead Chapter of C.E.F. She then moved to Ellensburg, WA, then returned to Mitchell to be closer to her family. She was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.
She is survived by her husband Donald, two daughters, Michele Underwood-Garcia and husband Jerry of Los Angeles CA, Annette McCall and husband Jim of Auburn WA, one son, Shawn Underwood of Yakima WA, brothers: Clarence (Pat) Adams, Newcastle WY, Art Adams, Mitchell SD, Ken (Judy) Adams, Hartford SD, Gary (Linda) Adams, Marathon City WI, David (Dorothy) Adams, Marysville WA; sisters: Alta (Mel) Gering, Oklahoma City OK, Nancy (Jack) Kirchmeier, JoAnn (Stan) Hofwolt, Betty Christensen and Diana Wick all of Mitchell SD; two grandsons, two step granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.