Esther Arvilla Humes passed peacefully in Las Vegas, while her beloved husband James held her hand. She was born into Heaven on January 19,2021.
Born on July 11, 1946 in Chambersburg, PA. Her first marriage took her Philadelphia, PA where she had two daughters, Teresa Lenkiewicz (Jerry Lenkiewicz), and Valarie Lowe (Brad Lowe). The family then moved to Las Vegas in 1979, where she resided until her passing.
Esther began her career in Las Vegas as a teller at Valley Bank of Nevada, but soon turned to the casino industry as a casino cashier at The Mint. In the late 80’s, The Houseshoe acquired The Mint for expansion. When the wall opened between the two casinos, Esther met the love of her life, James Humes, who was employed at the Houseshoe. They were married on Christmas Eve, 1990, a year after she became a member of the original casino cashier crew at the Mirage on 1989. She remained employed there until her retirement in 2013.
Esther and James loved to travel. The Hawaiian Islands were a favorite destination, where they enjoyed many adventures together including snorkeling, boating, riding ATV’s, horseback riding, and even co-piloting UltaLites (a form of air gliders) high above Kauai. They took cruises, and many road trips, just to see what was out there.
In her down time, Esther enjoyed many hobbies. She loved collecting all types of nutcrackers, reading any James Patterson novel, working crossword puzzles, and viewing her favorite game shows. Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
Esther left many amazing, loving and funny memories with her grandchildren; Jessica Rothwell, Brandon Lowe, Emily Rhoads (Hayden Rhodes), Jaryn Lowe, Megan Lenkiewicz, and Sophia Lowe. They were the light of her life, constantly showering them with love and adoration.
She was loved, and will be missed by her younger brothers and sisters; Carl Patterson, Ruth Manza, Gerald Patterson, Martha Stone, and David Patterson, Jr., and their Spouses, as well as many nieces and nephews.
No formal service will be held due to the COVID-19 epidemic. We know, as her family, she would want everyone to remain safe and healthy. Our family asks only for everyone to share memories and stories of Esther, and her incredible life.
My time with Esther was short bit she was really a fun person , I’m grateful I got to know her