The Life of Estelle Lobdell
Estelle Elizabeth Lobdell, who resided in Derby, CT peacefully passed with family on Sept. 28 at the age of 97. She was born Dec. 30, 1920 in Ansonia to Robert & Jeanne Elliot Smith. She was predeceased by sisters Catherine, Phyllis, Violet, Wynne, Jean & Florence and her brother Walter. Estelle was the wife of LeRoy Lobdell, married 58 years. She worked as an Assistant Examiner in Labor Relations for Conrail. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Ansonia, she was a Deaconess, Choir member & in the Harmony Women's Group. She also belonged to The Order of the Easter Star. Estelle had a love for gardening & going dancing with her husband. She is survived by 3 children, Roy Lobdell, Fredrick "Ricky" Lobdell, & Wendy Gaynor. Estelle also enjoyed the love of 7 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. Oct. 3 at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) Friends may call from 9 am to 11 am. Burial to follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Ansonia.