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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Religion

No one is beyond the reach of God's love. Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.

Politics

Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

Views

Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, camping, writing.

Connections

Married Jimmy Noel Hester, May 22, 1980. 1 child Matthew James.