On March 26, 2019, Esther Lenor Bechtold Galipo will turn 100 years old.
Esther was the 13th child born to Ludwig Bechtold and Elizabeth Schell Bechtold ten miles south of Baker on the farm. She went to Hidden Water country school and high school in Baker.
In 1940, she moved to Racine, Wis. to attend beauty school. She owned & operated beauty shops for 45 years. Esther sold her shops and retired in 1993.
She married Philip Galipo
on Oct. 27, 1945. They had one child, Patty Peterson. Patty was also a beautician.
When Patty’s husband retired from teaching, they moved to Arizona to be closer to their children. Esther went with them and lived with them for years until they found a home for her with people her age.
You can wish her a Happy 100th Birthday by sending a card or old pictures to: Esther Galipo, Brookdale Memory Care Center North, 845 N. El Dorado Dr., Gilbert, Ariz., 85233. She loves hearing from home, and still has family around Baker including her niece, Ruth Bechtold DuCharme.