Esther Carlyle

May 18, 1924 - January 18, 2018

Esther Elinor Carlyle passed away in Sunnyvale, CA at the age of 93. She was a longtime resident of Carmel Valley. Esther was born and raised in Gilroy, CA and graduated from Gilroy High School and Stanford University, class of 1949.

During World War II she worked as an Office manager at Lowery AFB in Denver, CO and, later, in several management positions with the Monterey County Health Department for over 25 years. Esther was a longtime member and officer of the Pebble Beach Sports Car Club and a U.S. Auto Race Marshall. She built her own home in Carmel Valley in 1961. Family and friends were very important to Esther and she to them.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Vera Carlyle; her brothers, James and Don Carlyle; her sister, Lois Cronemiller; her niece, Susan Thuet; and her nephew, Don Carlyle. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Gloria Carlyle and Ruth Carlyle; and her nieces and nephews; Cecily Reeves, Sand Carlyle, Jamie Palasky, John Carlyle, Holly Hetzel, Kathy Carlyle, Leslie Estes, and Peg Carlyle.

No services will be held, but a family gathering will be arranged for a future date. Many thanks to the kind caretaking provided by Crescent Villa staff in Sunnyvale over the past several years.

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