Born in Duluth, Minn. on Aug. 27, 1918, Orleans Hazel Ninefeldt passed away at her home in Exeter on Sept. 28 at the age of 87. She grew up in Minnesota and married Richard Ninefeldt there in 1942 and together they came to the Lemon Cove area in 1949. She had worked for Waterman Industries for 25 years.

Her husband passed away in 1969. She is survived by one son, Richard Ninefeldt of Bakersfield, and one daughter, Linda Ninefeldt of Alaska, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Oct. 4 at Exeter Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Chapel, Exeter. On-line condolences can be made at www.smithfamilychapel.com.

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