Esther Roberta Abel, 86, of Phoenix, died Feb. 16 in Mesa. She was born April 21, 1917 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Mrs. Abel was a retired civil service worker from Williams Air Force Base, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Payson.
She is survived by her daughters, Detty of Blythe, Calif., Dian of Parker and Dixie of Douglas; sons, Chester of Prescott and John of Phoenix; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert "Abe" Abel.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at the Pine Cemetery.
Arrangements by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.