Arrangements for Ms. Karen Hester '77

October 3, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Ms. Karen Hester, a beloved past administrator, faculty member, coach, and alumna ('77).

Ms. Hester's dedication to The Donoho School was evident in her thirty-four years of service. She was instrumental in implementing a variety of educational programs, and her outstanding teaching resulted in over thirty of her students earning perfect scores on the National Latin Exam. She was named an Outstanding Alumna of The Donoho School in 1996, and Ms. Hester also served as a basketball, softball and state championship-winning volleyball coach. Her impact on our school family is immeasurable! Ms. Hester will be dearly missed, but her legacy will never be forgotten. Arrangements are shared below, and Ms. Hester's obituary will be linked as soon as it is available.

Visitation: Thursday, 10/5/2017, 12 - 2 pm, Golden Springs Baptist Church
Service: Thursday, 10/5/2017, 2 pm, Golden Springs Baptist Church
Burial: Forestlawn Gardens

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the ALS Association, Alabama Chapter, 300 Cahaba Park Cir Ste 209, Birmingham, AL 35242 (

Ms. Hester's obituary can be viewed here: