Esther Hilda Earle

  • Born: September 26, 1924
  • Died: June 6, 2019
  • Location: Brattleboro, Vermont

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, and Grandmother

Esther Hilda Clapper Earle of Brattleboro, VT passed away peacefully at Brattleboro
Memorial Hospital on June 6th, 2019. Esther was born on September 26th 1924 to Clarence
and Henrietta (Montgomery) Clapper on a farm in Hyde Park VT. On August 2nd, 1947 in East
Craftsbury, VT Esther married Clinton Earle. Together they had seven children, Richard (Jean)
Earle, Merritt Royce (Donna) Earle, Dayton (Deborah) Earle, Karlene (Alan) Smith, Bob
(Buffalo) (Carol) Earle, Lawrence (Jay) Earle, and Maynard Earle (Eileen Ogden) .
Esther worked right along side of her husband Clint through the years on many different
jobs from being at the Cheese Factory, picking potatoes and working in woodshops. Although
she was a hard worker, she always made time for fun with her family by having cookouts, going
camping, fish fries/fishing trips and gardening. She loved going ice fishing with Clint, and
enjoyed catching more fish then he would!
In her later years she enjoyed going to the Gather Place five days a week where she
played cards, bingo, and dominos. She enjoyed writing and reading letters from her niece Polly
Judd Green. She continued to love her family to the fullest, and spending time with them any
minute she could.
Esther was an extremely special person with the love, kindness, and independence she
showed everyday of her life, right up to the moment she passed. She lived life to the fullest,
filling up on sweet treats and laughter! She was extremely close to her 7 children, 22 grandchildren,
25 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. Esther was known as Gram to
Esther was predeceased by her parents, her husband (March 6th, 2007), her three
brothers - Merritt M. Clapper, Ithiel W. Clapper and Max W. Clapper, her sister Carrie Clapper
Goynea, grandsons Raymond Smith and Michael Earle, great granddaughter Brooke Tidland,
and great great grandson Tono Figueroa.
The funeral will be at the West Brattleboro Baptist Church on Monday June 10th at
11:00am. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Gathering Place of Brattleboro as Esther loved
it there. Condolences can be sent to Richard Earle at 68 Glen St. Brattleboro VT 05301 as he
will pass it on to the rest of the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with and loved your Daughter, Carol. She was so special. My prayers go out to the family she learned how to love and have fun with. You all had a sepcial " Gran" God be with you all.

Posted by Eleanor Powers - Summerfield, FL - Friend   June 13, 2019

So sorry to hear about Aunt Esther. A nice woman with a lot of spunk. Sending our deepest condolences to family and friends.

Posted by maxine Smith - Wolcott, VT   June 09, 2019

So sorry for hear of Aunt Esther's passing. A kind lady with a lot of spunk. Our sincere condolences to all. Take Care! Ron and Maxine Smith

Posted by A friend   June 09, 2019

Posted by maxine smith - Wolcott, VT   June 09, 2019

So sorry to hear about Aunt Esther's passing. She was a wonderful lady with alot of spunk!!! She has now passed this world to a wonderful place.Love and sincere thoughts and prayers to you all!

Posted by maxine Smith - Wolcott, VT   June 09, 2019

So sorry for the loss of your family member. Heaven received another Angel.

Posted by Sharon Wells - Bowersville, GA - family   June 07, 2019

I am so very sorry for the loss of Esther Earl... I am very sad! I was blessed to have known her through The Gathering Place and she was the nicest and sweetest person ever! I don't think that Esther got upset with anyone. Rest in Peace, my friend! ~ Melody Squires

Posted by Melody Squires - Guilford, VT - Friend   June 07, 2019

Aunt Esther was so sweet and kind. I have only ever known her to be a smiling, loving woman. She will be greatly missed. -Amber

Posted by Amber Lopez Roberts - Dallas, TX - Family   June 07, 2019

Sorry for loss RIP.. Linda and Reuben Clapper JR.. Son of Reuben Clapper SR

Posted by Linda and Reuben Clapper - Laplace, LA - Family   June 07, 2019


I'm going to miss you Cousin Esther , god bless you RIP.

Posted by Ethel Clapper Carrier - Bethpage, TN - Family   June 07, 2019

Esther was a lovely lady. Always so upbeat. I enjoyed her helping with cooking projects at The Gathering Place. I will miss her very much. Joanne Barber, Brattleboro, VT

Posted by Joanne Barber - Brattleboro, VT - Friend   June 07, 2019

Aunt Esther will be missed by all. Because of Fred's illness we will not be able to make the trip down for the funeral. Our love and hugs to all the families. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Royce's in July.

Posted by Fred &Oleta Marckres - Eden, VT - Family   June 07, 2019

Our most sincere sympathies to the entire family. So many memories of Aunt Esther with so much love attached.

Posted by Cheryl and Larry LaBarge - Beloit, WI - Family   June 06, 2019

So sorry for your lost she will always be remembered with love

Posted by Martha Emerson - Benson up, AZ - Family   June 06, 2019

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