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Hazel Estes

Graveside services for Hazel Irene Estes of Nevada City will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Mrs. Estes died Monday, June 7, in San Rafael. She was 100.

She was born Sept. 17, 1903, in Boonsville, Ind., to Delbert Norton and Minnie Viola Alexander. She attended the University of Oklahoma and University of California at Berkeley. She married Jessie Franklin Estes in 1923. She was a teacher in Nevada City and the University of Pacific in Stockton until she was 70 years old. She was a member of the California Teacher’s Association, an active member of Christian Life Center, formally Bethel church in Grass Valley, and Novato Christian Fellowship in Novato. She enjoyed writing short stories and poetry, singing hymns and reading her Bible and Inspirational books.



She is survived by her sons, David Estes of Apple Valley, and Lynn “Po” Estes of Maui, Hawaii; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Franklin Estes; son, Jean Estes; and daughter, Ruth Alexandra Johnson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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