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Darlene M. Hester


August 9, 2018

Darlene M. Hester

Darlene M. Hester

Darlene M. Hester, 80, a resident of LaDow Court Assisted Living in Garfield since November of 2017, died July 30, 2018, at LaDow Court in Garfield where she had been residing since November of last year. A funeral service will not be conducted and urn burial will be at the Garfield Cemetery.

Born July 18, 1938, at Spokane to Daniel V. and Myrl (Hoffman) Dvorak, she spent her early childhood in Spokane and moved to Elberton when she was in the fourth grade. She graduated from Garfield High School in 1956 and joined the U.S. Air Force and learned computer programming.

She married Larry Hester on Dec. 28, 1959, at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and they were later divorced.

Darlene worked for Spokane County as a computer operator and retired after several years of service. She enjoyed the outdoors, cross country skiing, hiking and running in fun runs and Bloomsday.

Survivors include a brother, Dennis Dvorak, Cheney; a sister, Linda Diane Carscallen, Pullman; 10 nieces and nephews, and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

Kramer Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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