Hazel B. Ernest, 89, of Nampa, died Aug. 6, 1993 at a Nampa
care center. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Aug.
10 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. The Rev. David H.
Schmidt of Zion Lutheran Church, Nampa, will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Persons-Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Hazel was born 14 July, 1904 at Bennett, Neb., a daughter of Samuel
and Edith Gochnaur
Hall. She attended school in Bennett and often reminisced of
the fun she had playing on her high school basketball team.
She attended normal school and earned her teaching
certificate and taught for a time in Nebraska. Her family
moved to the area of Indianola,
Neb., where she met and
later married Vern R. Ernest on Feb. 2, 1926.
A drought, dust storms and grasshoppers necessitated a move
which, with three children, they did in 1938. They found
employment near Nampa where they settled and stayed the
remainder of their lives.
Although Hazel was an excellent homemaker all of her
married life, she found time, after the children were all on
their own, to work several years for the J.R. Simplot Co. in
Mr. Ernest died March 12, 1978.
Survivors include four sons, Duane Ernest and Eldon
Ernest, both of Nampa,
Gayle Ernest and Ron Ernest, both of Boise; a daughter, Rita
Wiseley, of Carson city,. Nev., a brother, Eugene Hall of
Cave City, Ark.; a sister Marjorie Greenlee of McCook, Neb;
thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by
Memorials may be made to the “Meals-On-Wheels” program at
or to a favorite charity.
Friends may call today from 1 to 9 p.m. and on Monday
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel,