Date of Service:
April 29, 2023
Date of Interment:
March 09, 2023
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Lillian Catherine Ether went home to the Lord Sunday, March 5, 2023. She was born on August 26, 1927 to Catherine Stadtlander Fisher and Albert Fisher in Rosedale, NY. She had five siblings: Dorothy, Eleanor, Albert, Robert and Arthur, who all predeceased her. After graduation from Queens College she married the love of her life, Theodore (Ted) Ether on January 22, 1950. He predeceased her. Lillian is survived by their three sons and spouses: Eric and Jan Ether of University Place, WA, Russell and Andi Ether of Niles, MI and Thomas and Sue Ether of Vero Beach, FL.
Lillian and her five siblings grew up in Rosedale, NY where she made many lifelong friends. Her childhood friend Cathryn (Kay) Larsen married Ted’s brother Bob and they became sisters-in-law. It was a beautiful relationship for decades. Kay also predeceased her.
In 1967, Lillian, Ted and their three sons moved to South Bend, Indiana where they made a
home for 14 years. In 1981, Lillian and Ted moved to Matthews, NC, living there for 22 years
before moving to Indian River Estates in Vero Beach, FL in 2003. Wherever they lived they had
a close church family and good friends, with friendships lasting decades.
Lillian is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, granddaughters Jessi Ether, Emily
Waddington, April Ether, grandsons Joe Ether and Jonathan Ether, great granddaughter Graci
Ether and great grandson Liam Waddington, sister-in-law Carol Fisher, as well as many dear
nieces, nephews and their families.
Graveside service was conducted by Rev. Larry Watts on March 9, 2023 at Forest Lawn East in
A Celebration of Lillian’s Life will be conducted at Indian River Estates by Chaplain Bill Mead on
Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m.
The family extends their gratitude to the staff at Indian River Estates, who cared so well for
their mother and grandmother, particularly the special Home Health aides who cared for her
with kindness and love in the last few years of her life.
Those wishing to honor Lillian’s memory with a donation could consider:
The American Bible Society
101 North Independence Mall East FL8
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2155
americanbible.org or your local Habitat for Humanity.
Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach