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Information for Hazel Bell Hall Ernest
14 July, 1904 – 6 August, 1993
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
August, 1993
Contributed by Helen Strine

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Hazel Ernest

     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 Gochn
aur 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 Caldwell.
     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 her parents.
     Memorials may be made to the “Meals-On-Wheels” program at Mercy
Medical Center, Nampa 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, Nampa.

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