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Carolyn LaVar Hester

Carolyn LaVar Hester, American hospital administrator. Recipient Appreciation plaque, Oklahoma City Horticultural Center, 1984.


  • Hester, Carolyn LaVar was born on July 30, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of James Bateman and Boneta Elmaida (LeBeau) Fite.

  • Education

    • Student, Technological Institute Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1968—1969. Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1970.


    • Social worker Oklahoma Department Welfare, Oklahoma City, 1970—1972. Instructor Pan American Airlines, Miami, Florida, 1972—1974, Happy Time School, Richardson, Texas, 1975—1977. Senior account executive Fite-Davis Inc., Oklahoma City, 1977—1980.

      Director public relations Oklahoma State University of Technology Institute, 1980—1986, South Community Hospital, since 1986. Director Fite-Hester Inc., Oklahoma City. Advertising consultant Burl Holmes Ford, Oklahoma City, since 1984, Dodsons Cafeterias, Oklahoma City, since 1984, Sleepe Shoppe, Oklahoma City, since 1984.


    • Mary Lou Likes Blue
    • We all have a favorite song or color or dessert, but what would happen if that were the only song we could hear or the only dessert we could eat? Mary Lou runs into that exact problem when she wishes everything in the world were her favorite color - blue.
    • Author: Mary Lou Likes Blue, 1977, Stop Drop and Roll.


    A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

    Denomination: Methodist


    All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.


    Active cub scouting, local Boy Scouts America. Honorary police officer Chickasaw, Oklahoma. Board directors Oklahoma Children's Theatre, March of Dimes.

    Member of Parent-Teachers Association (membership chairman 1983, carnival chairman 1984, Helping Hands award 1985), Kid Safe Association, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, National Clown and Laughter Hall of Fame (founder, chairman board directors), Oklahoma City Public Relations Association, Oklahoma City Power Squadron (public relations officer since 1985), American Hospital Association, Oklahoma Hospital Association, Variety, Oklahoma City Running Club (board directors 1985), Lions (board directors local chapter).



    Sailing, camping, writing.


    • Married Jimmy Noel Hester, May 22, 1980. 1 child Matthew James.
    • father: James Bateman Fite
    • mother: Boneta Elmaida (LeBeau) Fite
    • spouse: Jimmy Noel Hester
    • child: Matthew James Hester
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    Born July 30, 1948
    (age 69)