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Devenport, Hester, 1905-1998



  • Existence: 1905 - 1998

Biographical History

Hester Devenport (1905-1998) was a music and drama teacher in Idaho.

Hester Mabel Warner Devenport was born July 5, 1905 to parents Holstein Monroe and Hester Mabel Pratt Warner in Provo, Utah. She grew up in Rexburg, Idaho, and got started there with music and theatrical productions. On May 26, 1930, she married Karl William Devenport in the Salt Lake City temple; they later had two sons, Karl and Eugene Devenport. They moved to Ucon and were both employed there in the Ucon and later the East Bonneville School Districts where she directed many school plays and directed and acted in stake musicals. In their later years of life, she and Karl served a French-speaking mission together in Quebec, Canada, and served many years in the Idaho Falls, Idaho temple. After Karl's death, Hester went back to BYU to study drama and vocal music and received her Master's degree in 1989 at the age of 84. She passed away on April 1, 1998.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Collection of diplomas and certificates

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 312
Scope and Contents

Certificates and diplomas awarded to faculty and students of Brigham Young University, Brigham Young Academy, and one from Ricks Normal College. Includes diplomas for George H. Brimhall, Edwin S. Hinckley, Margaret Vilate Elliott, Karl G. Maeser and Hester Mabel Warner. Items date from between 1870 and 1953.

Dates: 1870-1953