Dometra Jean Hester
August 16, 1933  -  November 29, 2017

Dometra Jean Hester

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Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Sunday, December 3, 2017
5:00-7:00 pm
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Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Monday, December 4, 2017
10:00 am
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Dometra “Dee” Jean Hester, age 84, of Odessa, TX, passed away on November 29, 2017 in Midland, TX.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm, Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am, Monday, December 4, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mike Bartlett officiating.

Dee was born August 16, 1933 to Clarence Arlen Mullins and Mini Ola (Davis) Mullins in Haskell, TX. She was raised on a farm south of Lubbock, TX. The community of Slide, TX. Dee graduated from Lubbock Cooper High. She enjoyed playing basketball in high school. Dee married Harold Houston Hester on March 9, 1951. They remained married until his death in 1998. She was raised in the family of First Baptist Church, where she was baptized as a pre-teen. Dee was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Auxiliary 2914, Odessa, TX and the American Legion Auxiliary, Earl S. Bailey Post 430.
Dee is survived by her son, Gary Houston Hester and wife, Betty of Odessa, TX; sister Shirlene Scoggins of Midland, TX; brother, Dale Mullins of Hereford, TX; three grandchildren, Bryant Hester of Nederland, TX, Faith Castaneda of Jarrel, TX, Elysha Jessee of Vacaville, CA; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; brother in-law, Jerry Hester of the Woodlands, TX; sister in-law, Patsy Thomason of Oklahoma.

Dee loved her family and friends. She enjoyed being around people and she danced every time she could. She is now dancing with the angels in Heaven.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10001,

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign Dee’s guestbook at


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  1. Lindy Isbell
    Ozark, AR

    What a wonderful Lady Dee was. She made the best candy at Christmas time. I think of her and Harold quite often. They were both the Best. Lindy

  2. Mr Olude
    odessa, TX

    Your loved one will never have to face the last enemy death ever again.In th meantime her acts of faithfulness live on until she stands up alive and whole again in paradise. 1corintians 15v26, isaiha 25v8

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