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Hesner, Elton Ellis – Obituary

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Elton Ellis Hesner, 77, a former Pleasant Valley and Sumpter resident died on Saturday, March 29, 2003, in Jackson, Calif.

A graveside service was held on Friday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the Garden of Valor at Sunset View Cemetery in Martell. Interment followed the service. Arrangements were handled by Daneri Mortuary in Jackson.

Mr. Hesner was born on May 10, 1925, to Ellis and Alteeny Hesner at Pleasant Valley.

Elton was a resident of Stockton for 33 years before he made Amador County his home 12 years ago. He worked as a truck driver for the Zellerbach Paper Company in the central valley for 15 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union No. 431. Elton also worked as a salesman for four years.

He spent his younger years in Sumpter Valley and attended school at McEwen.

He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 391, enjoyed dancing and loved to snowmobile.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Merlyn “Jean” Hesner and sister, Delma Harrison of Baker City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Floyd Hesner; and four sisters, Elmy Colver, Ella Huffman, Helen Marsland and Alvena Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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