Esther Gonzales Barthalow, age 79, passed away on August 23, 2017 at a hospice facility in Glendale after a brief but aggressive battle with cancer. Esther was born in Miami and graduated from Miami High School in 1958. She moved to California to attend beauty school and later opened her own beauty shop in Phoenix, which she operated and managed up until her retirement. She loved to travel and go on trips with her special friend and sister, Amy, who will miss her dearly. She also enjoyed watching her favorite sports teams: Mercurys, Cardinals and Suns.
She is survived by her husband Harold (who she often referred to him in a loving way as “Bozo”), sister Amelia (Ron) Price of Goodyear, and brother Nick (Lupita) Gonzales from Globe, in addition to several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Elissa Gonzales and her brothers Martin and Isaac Jr. She was recently preceded in death by her special companion, Angie (her dog).
No services are planned. Donations in her memory may be made to the Arizona Humane Society.