Nashua Esther Lucille Stubberfield, 89, died peacefully on August 5, 2004 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. Esther was born in Platteville, WI on August 13, 1914, the daughter of Will and Jessie Myrtle (Kinch) Halnon. She lived in Vincennes, IN where her father was the President of Vincennes University. At the age of 11, her family moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan where she lived until 1999. She attended Western Michigan University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1935 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Esther was a member of Kappa Delta Pi National Education Society, the Academy Sorority and the Golden Association. She did post-graduate work at the University of Michigan in language arts. Esther taught language arts in the Kalamazoo Public School System until 1939 when she was united in marriage to her college sweetheart, Lavern Stubberfield. They raised their family son, Lee and daughter, Susan and enjoyed sixty years of marriage until Laverns passing in 1999. She then moved to Severna Park, MD to be closer to her son and his family. During her life, she enjoyed traveling and visited England and Ireland. Playing bridge and dancing were two pastimes she enjoyed with her husband. Esther was an avid reader and a writer of poetry. She loved to teach and help others. The family takes comfort in knowing that she had an impact on so many people and will be sorely missed by all that knew her. Esther is survived by her brother, William (Bertha) Halnon, son, Lee (Linda) Stubberfield, daughter, Susan (Barry) Bryant, granddaughter, Stacey Stubberfield, several nieces, nephews and many friends. Cremation and private memorial service has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, the American Cancer Society Making Strides against Breast Cancer Event in Nashua, NH or the charity of your choice. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements. To view the online obituary or to send condolences go to www.csnh.com.