July 6, 1938 - March 8, 2021
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Ann Christine Hester on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Beacon Place in Greensboro, North Carolina at the age of 82. Born on July 6, 1938 in Woodland, California, to the late Dorothy Fuller and Winford Kendall, her early years were spent in San Francisco, where she graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1956. Mom started her professional career as a secretary, but decided she wanted something more challenging. So, when she moved to Greensboro in 1968, she went to work for the United States Postal Service. She began her more than thirty-year postal career on the loading docks and escorting school field trips around the facility, then moved on to run a Letter Sorting Machine for most of those years, and finished in the Accountable Paper Department. Being a strong supporter of organized bargaining power, she served the Greensboro American Postal Workers Union in a variety of positions, including Shop Steward and Secretary. She was also a licensed Real Estate Broker, a graduate of the Greensboro Police Citizens’ Academy, active in her Lamrocton Community Watch Program and a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association. Being an avid outdoors woman, Mom refused to allow a broken leg or even Parkinson’s Disease to keep her from doing the activities she adored. She did not limit herself to just camping, hiking, canoeing and fishing. She loved the adventure and excitement of whitewater rafting, kayaking, and ziplining; and was a certified open water scuba diver. If bad weather did force her inside, you would usually find her reading four books at one time, or at a local movie theater. Mom was never a woman that let moss grow under her feet, unless she intentionally planted it there with her special blend of potting mix. She really enjoyed working with the plants in her yard, and did such a great job they rewarded her by growing too well. She would often have to give bulbs and saplings away, just to make room for the rest to expand. There are hundreds of Japanese Maple trees spread all over the east coast that got their start with her “Momma Tree” and loving care. It takes a courageous, independent woman with a sense of adventure to raise four very strong-willed children, and Mom managed to handle it largely on her own, with her sanity intact. Her memory will be cherished and kept alive by her children, Katie Britton, Anna Renshaw (Rick), Barbara “Rocky” Legge (Mike), and Darren Hester (Amy); grandchildren, Amanda Hill, Luke Britton (Dasha), Christopher Renshaw (Ashley), Daniel Renshaw, Logan Hester (Anna), Emerson Hester, and Sammy Legge; great-grandchildren, Chloe Stehman, Ethan Britton, Kinsey Hill, and Alana Hill; and her precious kitty “Taz.” The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Wendover Hills Wesleyan Church located at 2206 Joy Drive, Jamestown, NC 27282. A private burial will be held at a later date. In order to observe COVID-19 precautions, her children will receive flowers at their homes; or donations can be made in her honor to the Parkinson’s Foundation or Beacon Place at Authoracare Collective.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Ann Christine Hester on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Beacon Place in Greensboro, North Carolina at the age of 82. Born on July 6, 1938 in Woodland, California, to the late Dorothy... View Obituary & Service Information
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