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Prudence Bowman Kestner

December 10, 1928 ~ April 8, 2019 (age 90)
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Message from Catherine Cox
April 17, 2019 6:47 PM

Prue was dear to me. She was my yoga teacher, and later we spent time together discussing her deep learning in different faith traditions and how they all led her closer to Christ. I miss her!
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A candle was lit by Catherine Cox on April 17, 2019 6:45 PM
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A DEAR TO MY HEART was sent on April 12, 2019

From your friends from MASSACHUSETTS, Gerda and Jim

Message from Gerda and James Yannes
April 12, 2019 5:02 PM

To our dear friend Prue,
We were on our way to see you at the Country Meadows on 8 April 2019
but mistakenly we had entered your previous home address in our GPS.
Quite amazed, we were standing in front or your previous home, we called
your dear daughter in law Elaine who conveyed to us the sad news of your
sudden passing that day in the morning.
Prue, you were a very unique lady in so many ways!
I (Gerda) met you in India at an Ahimsa Seminar in 1983 and from there on
our friendship kept growing also with Jim, my husband, who adored your
intelligence, charm and wit.
Prue, you are engraved in our hearts!
Gerda and Jim

Our condolences to the entire family and a special thanks to Elaine who kept us in the

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A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Rebecca Paul on April 12, 2019
Message from NBMS PTSA
April 11, 2019 4:45 PM

As leaders of the North Bethesda Middle School PTSA, we were very saddened to hear about the loss of Mrs. Kester. What a remarkable life! What a remarkable person! She leaves an incredible legacy, part of which (Dr. Smith) benefits the students in our school every day.
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A candle was lit by Thomas and Molly Scanlon, Beth Levine on April 10, 2019 8:23 PM
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A BASKET GARDEN was sent on April 10, 2019

Prue, what a great honor to have known you and been blessed with your wisdom and friendship! love and miss you colleen kiley

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A candle was lit by Katie Smith on April 10, 2019 3:32 PM
Message from Jim Griffin
April 10, 2019 12:47 PM

Mark, Dave and family, What a wonderfully accomplished and diverse life your mom lead. It must have been very interesting and fun having her as your mother. My sincere condolences on your loss. Jim Griffin

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A candle was lit by AnneMarie on April 10, 2019 8:02 AM
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A candle was lit by Brian & Dee on April 10, 2019 7:00 AM
April 9, 2019 11:12 PM

I am remembering you with fondness and love, my friend, Prudence. Your life touched so many, including me. Our time together was always memorable and engaging. Intelligent, wise, funny, delightful, kind, generous, and luminous, you changed life for the better. My heart goes out to your three children and all of the family. May peace come to all, with comfort and lovely memories. My love to all!
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A candle was lit by Mary McK on April 9, 2019 8:46 PM
Message from Mary McKechnie
April 9, 2019 8:46 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Prue was/is such an inspiration. Kind, loving, and adventurous ... a blessing to have had her in my life. Love, hugs, and prayers.
Message from Kerrith McKechnie
April 9, 2019 7:14 PM

My dear, dear friend Prue - I wish I could say how important she was in my life, but to call her my friend is truly enough. I have missed her, and will miss her, but I know wherever she is, she is happy - as usual! I'm so happy to hear that Q is being cared for - I know this has to be hard on him too. Much love to all of you and deep sympathy.
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A candle was lit by Sarah on April 9, 2019 6:45 PM
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A candle was lit by Rebecca Paul on April 9, 2019 4:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Annie, Joe and Desi Ogden on April 9, 2019 9:46 AM
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A CREMATION URN ARRANGEMENT was sent on April 9, 2019

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. All our love, Annie, Joe and Desi