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HAMIL-NEWMAN, Hester Elizabeth
HAMIL-NEWMAN, Hester Elizabeth HAMIL-NEWMAN, Hester Elizabeth, born November 21, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio; died October 13, 2014, in Palmdale, California after a lengthy illness. Hester moved to the Antelope Valley in 1961 and graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1968. Hester worked for over 20 years at Lancaster Community Hospital and more recently for more than five years at Desert Sands Charter High School in Palmdale. Hester married her beloved husband, Henry 'Hank' Newman on January 24, 1987 and they spent 27 happy years together. Hester is preceded in death by her cherished parents, Lafayette and ElDora (Peiffer) Hamil. She is survived by her husband Henry 'Hank' Newman of Palmdale; her sister, Melisa Hamil and brother-in-law Jerry Breckon of San Marcos, CA; her sister Anita Hamil Frazier and brother in-law Grant Frazier of Amherst, N.H.; her brother Jeffrey Hamil and sister-in-law Esther Hamil of Palmdale, Calif.; her step-daughter Peggy Holmes and husband Kenny Holmes from Moreno Valley, Calif.; step-daughter Patty Sprowl and husband David Sprowl of Rosamond, Calif.; seven nieces and nephews, five grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Hester will be laid to rest on October 21, 2014. Services will be held at Joshua Memorial Park and Mortuary, 808 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA with a viewing at 10:00am, and services at 11:00am. Donations can be made in Hester's memory to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.

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