Esther Cavanaugh

Esther (Derhammer) Cavanaugh, 86, of Interlachen and formerly of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away Wednesday, May 18,2016.

She was born March 17, 1930 in Kalamazoo. She was employed at Gibson Guitar for 13 years and a Nursing Home previous to retirement in1989, when she moved to Florida with her husband.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Dorothy (Stickney) Derhammer and brother, Robert Derhammer.

She is survived by her husband, Charles D.  Cavanaugh Jr. of 68 years; her daughters and son-in-laws, Sandra and Richard Meyers, Shirley and Joseph Orr, Julia and Mark Parker and her son, Gary Cavanaugh, 11 grandchildren and17 great-grandchildren, sisters, Marion Hobaugh, Jeanette Pontious, Gertrude Galich and a brother, Richard Derhammer and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no viewing as her body was donated to Science Care. A memorial will be held at the Eagles 3822 in Interlachen at a later date and ashes will be returned to Kalamazoo for burial.