Esther Louise Skurdahl Perkins
Esther took the hand of Jesus and went home Thanksgiving morning 2020. She reunited with Art, husband of 69 years. Esther was born September 30, 1921 on a farm in North Dakota to Otto and Helga Skurdahl. She grew up the fourth of 10 children in a Norwegian community in very impoverished times.
At 16 she left home to work and attend hairdresser's school in Fargo where she met Art at the Chrystal Ballroom. When Art returned from serving in WW2 he looked Esther up in Los Angeles where she had moved. They were married on January 20, 1946 in Portland and raised four children: Sherry Bourdin (Jim), Gaylene Krostag (Patrick), Brad (Carolina), and Robin Marks (Duane). Esther was a tireless servant to her family and all who knew her.
A full obituary is at Omegaservices.com.