Husband: Marvin Willard Estey

  died at age: 54
  Born: 11 Dec 1906 in: Leominster, Massachusetts
  Died: 21 Jun 1961 in: San Marino, California
  Interment: San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, CA
  Ref: GWEstey      Occupation: Telephone Company
  Father: George Willard Estey
  Mother: Mae Lidia Sloggy

Wife: Violet Althea Dixon
  died at age: 70
  Married: 14 Feb 1931 in: Los Angeles, California his age: 24 her age: 22
  Ceremony: Y
  Born: 14 Jul 1908 at: Los Angeles, California
  Died: 8 Nov 1978 at: Mission Viejo, California
  Interment: San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, CA
  Ref: MULTIPLE      Occupation: Housewife
  Father: Harry Roebuck Dixon
  Mother: Bessie McDonald
  Ref. MCDonald papers, GWEstey, MSEstey

Sometime around 1921, when she was about 13 years of age, Violet took ill with jaundice or what today is called hepatitis. She suffered from the effects of this for a long period of time. Due to the need for constant care and her mother being burdened with the chores of boarding people in the home, Violet went to San Marino, CA to live for a time with her Uncle John and Aunt Gurtie Abel. This is where my mother learned to sew, knit and crochet. This was the time when she played in the historic adobe house which stands by the swimming pool at the San Marino High School. Violet made many of her clothes including her wedding dress. She also learned from her Aunt Gurtie how to paint green pottery and china and glaze the same.

My memories of my mother while I was growing up are of a woman who had many talents and from her, I believe I gained the attitude that nothing was impossible to do. (George Warren Estey. 1997)

Obituary: ESTEY - Violet D. Estey, of Sun City, CA passed away November 8 1978. Survived by sons, Marvin, George, and John; a brother, Donald Dixon; and eleven grandchildren. She was a long-time resident of San Marino, member of the San Marino Womens Club for thirty-two years. Also belonged to the San Marino Auxillary of Methodist Hospital, and member of PEO. Services, Monday, November 13, at 11:00 A.M., at The San Marino Community Church. Internment, San Gabriel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Youth Fund of the San Marino Comunity Church. Turner & Stevens, Alhambra, directors.

M Child 1 Marvin Willard Estey II

M Child 2 George Warren Estey

M Child 3 John Stephen Estey

LEFT: Violet Althea Estey - Wedding dress
TOP CENTER: Marvin W. Estey & Violet Estey
BOTTOM CENTER: Estey home at 2080 Lorain Rd., San Marino, CA
TOP RIGHT: Marvin & Violet on their Wedding day
BOTTOM RIGHT: Christmas at home ca 1946

Mom & Dad on vacation (date unknown)

Uncle Don, Aunt Elaine and Mom ( the woman in the shadow in unknown to me)

Estey Brothers left to right:
Marvin, John and George

The Estey Brother's Clan From Left to right (M=Marvin's - G=George's - J=John's)
Gregg - G, Yvonne - G, Michael - G, Joshua - M, Steve - J, Diana - J, Molly - M, Sara Ann - M,
Karen - J, Ethan - M, David - M, Lorie - David's wife