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Helen Jackson Bestel
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1906
Marion County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 2000
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, in First Presbyterian Church in downtown Portland for Helen Jackson Bestel, who died Nov. 16 at age 94.

Mrs. Bestel was born April 4, 1906, in Marion, Ohio. Her maiden name was Jackson. She moved to Portland as a teen-ager and graduated from Jefferson High School. She studied music at the Cornish Music School in Seattle and was a self-employed music teacher for 65 years in Portland. She taught at Friendly House during the 1940s. She was a member of the church for about 80 years. She was a past officer in the Oregon Music Teachers Association. In 1932, she married Hans Bestel; he died in 1973.

Survivors include her daughter, Emily G. Cannon; son, Armin H.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Private interment will be in River View Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to her church. Arrangements are by Omega Funeral & Cremation Service.

[The Oregonian, 19 Nov 2000, p C15] 
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  Hans A Bestel (1903 - 1973)
River View Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Cor 20, Niche 1029
Created by: FriendsofRiverView
Record added: Feb 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104685263
Helen <i>Jackson</i> Bestel
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