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Evelyn E. Hyer
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A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at First Baptist Church of Ceres for Evelyn Edith Leppard Hyer, 88, of Ceres. She died of natural causes on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005 at Golden Care Nursing Home in Modesto.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Ceres Chapel of Franklin & Downs.

Services will conclude at the church.

Born March 27, 1916, Mrs. Hyer was a native of Imperial Valley and lived in Ceres for 70 years. She was a homemaker who belonged to First Baptist Church of Ceres for 70 years. She was a member of California Flying Farmers with her husband Elmer. Mrs. Hyer was a 10-year volunteer at Western Baptist Bible College in Salem, Ore.

She leaves behind six children, Norman Hyer of Ceres, Robert Hyer of Fresno, Lester Hyer of Modesto, Janet Paton of Hutchinson, Kan., Nadean Oliver of Seattle, Wash., and Christine Brown of Salem, Ore.; her brother, Marvin Rackley of Nevada City, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Hyer; and two grandchildren.

Remembrances may be sent to First Baptist Church Missionary Fund, North and Fifth streets, Ceres, CA 95307.