In Memoriam of Esther Marie Davis Webb '54
Esther Marie Davis Webb was born in Kerala, India on April 21, 1936 to William Edward Davis and Helen Harding Davis.
Her youth was filled and permanently enriched with the beauty of India and it’s rich culture.
Esther’s parents were Assembly of God missionaries and remained in Kerala working in the Christian example of preaching, teaching and building schools, until they returned to the US in the 1950’s when she was 13 years of age. While in India, Esther attended the Kodaikanal International boarding school, a well known international college curriculum and culturally diverse school.
It was Waxahachie’s Southwestern Bible College where her parents returned to teach and Esther began her struggle through a lifetime of adjustments in cultural and racial differences.
It was at the Bible College where she met her husband, Jack Webb. They married and settle in Dallas and later Richardson where they soon welcomed the joy and pride of their lives, son Bruce Lee into the world.
Esther held employment at Christian Fidelity and later Texas Instruments, but her vocation of choice was reader. She loved any books about India.
Esther was a soul who could welcome anyone into her world in the most comfortable of fashion and people all loved her kind ways, personal style, sweet smile and the flip of her head as she giggled.
Esther left this physical world on February 18th and will be greatly missed. Although she never returned to her beloved India, she was an Indian at heart all of her life.
Esther Webb left behind sweet memories of her hat-wearing fun loving self, a loving husband Jack Webb, son Bruce Lee Webb and daughter in-law Julie Webb.