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GREAT FALLS - Esther (Christopherson) Derbyshire, 87, of Great Falls, formerly of Havre, a former cook, died of natural causes Saturday at a Great Falls hospice.

At her request, no services are planned. Cremation will take place under the direction of O'Connor Funeral Home.

Esther was preced-

ed in death by her husband, Howard Derbyshire in 1993; son, Tracy Derbyshire; daughter, Shirley Christianson; and two grandsons.

Survivors include daughters, Bev Gahagan of Black Eagle and Kathy Larson of Billings; sons, Jim Derbyshire of Atlanta, Ga., Art Derbyshire of Absarokee and Leo Derbyshire of Seattle; 24 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.


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