ESSEX Reta Hope Estus, 82, of Essex, N.Y., and Horace Nye Nursing Home, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. She was born July 6, 1925, in Middlebury, Vt., the daughter of Earl C. and Marion E. (Goodrich) Anson. Reta worked as a cook at Horace Nye Nursing Home for many years. She was a member of the Essex Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, Brian Estus and Kristine of Jupiter, Fla., Mark Estus and Darcy of Essex; one daughter, Cindy Estus of Essex; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Estus of Essex; one sister, Ruth Davis of Plattsburgh; one brother, Raymond Anson of Elizabethtown; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Calling hours were held Monday, February 25. A funeral service was held Tuesday, February 26 at the Essex Methodist Church in Essex, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to the Essex Fire Department in Essex, N.Y. W.M. Marvin's Sons, Inc., in Elizabethtown, N.Y., is in charge of arrangements.