Clarence Estenson

Clarence W. Estenson passed away on Sept. 14, 2013, approaching his 99th birthday in December. He was born in Sarles, North Dakota, the 6th child of Christian and Bertha Estenson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Estenson, wife, Alice Estenson and all 8 of his siblings. He is survived by his daughters; Colleen Biggs and Arletta Mansfield both of Lopez Island; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grand children. Clarence enjoyed life on Lopez.; golfing, fishing and playing bridge. During the last several years he played cribbage with wonderful volunteers from Hospice and Home support.

Clarence left North Dakota as a young man and settled in Oregon. He worked as a logger for 15 years. In the early 50’s the family moved to Seattle and he entered the building trade and became a contractor building custom homes. In 1973 he came to Lopez to build a home for a friend. He purchased property and built a cabin for vacations. The cabin was expanded and became Alice and Clarence’s permanent home in 1987.

At Clarence’s request there were no services. Donations in his memory can be made to Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support.