Marion Rutledge Jacobson Eshenaur
Marion Rutledge Eshenaur (nee Jacobson), born May 3, 1927 in Glendale California, passed peacefully at age 94 on February 11, 2022 in Valley View Assisted Living in Boise, Idaho.
She is survived by her husband James Elwood Eshenaur and children Debra (Desh) Lee (David) Anderson and Walter Clair (Tannie) Eshenaur, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
After graduating from high school, she worked as a dental assistant in Evanston, Illinois. It was at that time she felt called to the mission field. She enrolled at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary where she obtained a BRE degree (Bachelor of Religious Education).
While there she met James Eshenaur and the two were married June 14, 1952. Marion and James served as missionaries in Ethiopia from 1962-1976 and Cameroon from 1984-1994 under the Baptist General Conference Mission (now Converge).
While back in the states from 1976-1984, Marion enrolled at Bethel University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Always the teacher, Marion taught her own children, nurses, seminarians and blind students in various capacities while in Africa. Marion was loved for her uncanny ability to put all at ease in her presence, her devotion to family and her Savior, and her “spicy” sense of humor.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking, cultivating friendships and the occasional game of basketball.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, March 18, 2022, at the Living Hope Bible Church, (formerly Ustick Baptist Church) 14301 W. McMillan Rd. in Boise with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. A committal service will follow at 2:00 pm at Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Converge International, 11002 Lake Hart Drive, Orlando, FL 32832.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.
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