Esther Elizabeth (Wright) Irish

Esther Elizabeth (Wright) Irish passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 at the age of 83.

Esther was born to parents Harry Segar Wright and Ruth Evelena Kauth on April 24, 1934 in Roy, Montana. She grew up as the eldest of five girls, and attended Roy High School, graduating in 1952.  She then went on to attend the nursing program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lewistown, where she graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1956. Esther worked as a Registered Nurse for 60 years, reluctantly retiring at the age of 80.  

Esther married Glen R. Irish on May 15, 1954 in Miles City, Montana. They made their home in Lewistown until 1968, when they moved to Fergus, Montana. Esther worked alongside Glen on the ranch, raised five kids and still worked full time at her passion, which was nursing. Esther lived to care for others. She was always there for anyone who needed her.  

Esther loved life and lived every day to her fullest. She was always moving and always busy. She loved bowling on leagues, and even took home a trophy or two with team mates Rae Landru and sister Harriett. She loved to crochet. There are many many people who have one or two of her afghans in their possession.       

Esther is survived by her husband, Glen Irish of Las Vegas, Nev.; her son, Douglas Irish of Roundup; her daughter, Christine Irish (Feliciano Pina) of Las Vegas, Nev.; son Robert Irish of Lewistown; son Gary Irish (Debbie Becker) of Las Vegas, Nev.; stepdaughter Glenda Irish (Gordon Klein) of Edmonds, Wash.; and stepson Richard Irish of Sultan, Wash.  

Esther is preceded in death by her daughter Dorlene, her mother Ruth and her father, Harry.  

Esther also is survived by four sisters: Harriett Irish, June Larsen (Larry), Elaine Goette (Ray), and Carol Martin (Dave); and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren    

Esther will be cremated and next year in the springtime we will be bringing her home. We will then have a service for her so that all her friends and family can tell her goodbye. The date for the service will be posted at a later date.  

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