Rebecca Ann Hester, a loving mother and wife, passed away Dec. 4, 2020, at the age of 70. She was born on Dec. 29, 1949, in W. Virginia to Arnold Markle and Lucy Forrest.\n\nThe family moved to Madera when she was 2. Later, she moved to Porterville where she attended high school.\n\nRebecca married Thomas Hester on Jan. 22, 1968, and had five children. She was active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, loved singing karaoke, and going to the casino. She leaves behind her husband Thomas, sons Thomas Jr, Ron (Misty), Justin, and daughters Susan Siple (David), and Frances Barrios (Jerry), and brother Richard Markle. She also has many grandchildren and great grandchildren.\n\nShe was proceded in death by her parents Arnold and Lucy and two brothers Sam and Danny.\n\nA memorial service will be held at the Porterville Funeral and Cremation Center on Dec. 15, 2020 at 10am.