Esther M. Craft Obituary

Esther M.  Craft
Esther M. Craft

January 6, 1936 - November 5, 2018
Born in Neptune, New Jersey
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey

Obituary

Bridgewater

Esther M. Craft

82, died November 5, 2018.

Esther was born and raised in Neptune, New Jersey. After completing high school, Esther attended Central Bible Institute in Springfield Mo., and graduated with a teaching certification. After graduation, Esther returned to New Jersey and was employed as an elementary school teacher with the Hazlet Township Public School District. After marriage, Esther moved to Bridgewater, where she raised a family. Later, she continued her teaching career as a substitute teacher in the Bridgewater Raritan Regional School District until retiring. Esther remained a resident of Bridgewater until her death.

Esther was an active member of Evangel Chapel in Bridgewater, previously Somerville Assemblies of God church, serving in many capacities. She was a women’s auxiliary member of the Somerset Camp of Gideons International, assisting in the distribution of bibles at schools and colleges, in hotels, nursing homes, and hospitals. Esther was a member of the Somerset County 4-H Association, and was involved with the planning and operation of the food tent at the Somerset County 4-H Fair for many years. She also was involved with many other 4-H related clubs and activities throughout the years. Esther served her community as a social member of the Bradley Gardens First Aid and Rescue Squad. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing word puzzles, watching and feeding wild birds, and spending time with her retired colleagues. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Jack Craft, who passed away in 2017.

Surviving are her children, Dwight Craft of Bridgewater, and Pamela Johnson of Fort Worth, TX, her brother, Dr. David Meier, and three grandchildren, Amber, Landon, and Auburn Johnson.

Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date at Evangel Chapel, 505 Route 28 in Bridgewater. Arrangements provided by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home located at 111 N. Gaston Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to either the Gideons International - Somerset Camp, Attn: Scripture Fund, PO Box 281, Belle Mead, NJ 08502 or Evangel Chapel, Attn: Building Fund, 505 Route 28, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

To send condolences to the family, please visit our website at www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com.

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