Esther Cilia Castillanos-Gallagher passed away in Lake Havasu City on March 21, 2014.
Esther was born Oct. 28, 1944, in Stockton, Calif., to Antonio and Chaita Castillanos. She was a resident of Kingman for 28 years. She worked as a night manager at the Arizona Inn for 22 years.
She is survived by sons Richard A. Padilla and Larry A. Ellis Jr. of Kingman; loving sister, Aurora Garcia of Stockton, Calif.; grandchildren, Larry Ellis III, Christina Ellis, Vanessa Ellis, Katrina Ellis and Christopher Novak, all of Kingman; and numerous great-great grandchildren.
Esther is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gallagher; daughter, Lorraine Ellis; son, Michael Ellis Sr.; and grandson, Michael Ellis Jr.
There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 29, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave.
Thank you David, I'm sorry I know she ment something to you as well. Nana, grandma G, grandma blondie, Esther will be missed by all of those who she has left behind, I already miss her so much. Grandma & I had became even closer the last 9 months or so & I consider her not just to be a grandmother to me but a good friend. I could say anything to her, & know she was gonna gimme her honest opinion lol, nice or not,:) her death came way to soon & unexpectedly. I am however is very greatful that I did get to know her so much better the last few months we laughed, cried, complained, talked, joked, worried, stressed, & shared so much daily that I wouldn't trade for the world!! & Skippers fine I seen him @ the viewing grandma! I hope you can let me know you hear me when I talk to you still, Bubba said you've proven it to him & we still need you, I love you grandma!!! Rest peacefully, you deserve it, love Amanda
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014
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Esthers Family, Sincere Sympathies for your loss . You were very fortunate to have such a loving, caring Mother, Sister and grandmother,who will be missed by everyone who she touched.Sunshine will be loved always.