April 22, 1925 – October 4, 2020
ESTELENE LANE REDLANDS – Estelene Lane, 95, died Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Mission Commons of natural causes. She was born April 22, 1925, to Elwood J. and Bertha A. Hardy, in Hammond, Oklahoma. Married Calvin T. Lane in Las Vegas, September 18, 1948. She is preceded in death by her husband Cal, her parents and 11 of her beloved brothers and sisters. She is survived by; two sisters, Stella L. McCreech of Clovis, NM, and Dorothy L. Glover of Portales, NM; three sons, Edwin J. Simon and Janet of Gilbert, AZ, Rick Simon of Highland, CA, and Gary S. and Paula Lane of Victorville, CA; 7 grandchildren (Janee Simon, Jill Longfellow, Richie Simon, Mark Simon, Tim Lane and Cameron Lane); and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was raised in Oklahoma and lived there during the “dust bowl” days. Those storms forced the family to move and they ended up taking the train to Portales, NM where they established their new home. As an adult she moved, with two young boys, to San Bernardino, CA. While in “the Waterman Gardens”, she worked as one of the original car hops at McDonald’s restaurant on historic Route 66, San Bernardino (the original “McDonald’s”). Later they moved to Redlands to a duplex where her sister and her family lived next door. It was while in Redlands that she met and married Cal Lane. In 1949 the family moved to Highland, CA. While there they discovered Judson Baptist Church and became members in 1957. Estelene has been involved in the life of the church ever since in a variety of leadership positions. Cal and Estelene were true entrepreneur, finding many ways to add needed funds to their young family. One of Estelene’s more significant choices, that helped the family, was going to school and becoming a hairdresser. Later she opened a “shop” in the garage, and there were many ladies that came regularly to her shop to have their hair done, and visit with a person who genuinely cared for them. Later, Cal and Estelene discovered a great partnership with Shaklee, where they made a significant impact on many people who called on them for products and fellowship. Memorial services are planned for Thursday, October 22 at 11:00 am, at Judson Baptist Church, in San Bernardino, CA, with interment at Mt. View Cemetery at 1:30 pm. The family wishes to ask for donations to be made to Samaritan’s Purse http://sampur.se/2SJ9GRn in Estelene’s name, in lieu of flowers.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Judson Baptist Church
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mt. View Mortuary & Cemetery
October 15, 2020
How we loved our Aunt Estalene! We were fortunate as a family to live so close to the Lane's growing up. We spent many holiday dinners at their home, not only because they had the largest house, but also because Estalene was the "Hostess with the Mostess" and loved to entertain! We also grew up going to the same church too, so we spent many Sundays and Wednesday evenings in each others company.
I have so many happy memories of being with Estalene at her house in Highland on Nona Street too, especially in my mother's later years because we would stay with Estalene when we would visit my family because there wasn't room at my Mom's house. Our morning coffee on Estalene's patio was some of my favorite memories, talking, laughing, and sharing stories of the Hardy families.
Estalene had a soft spot for my husband Tim, and loved to tease him. My favorite memory of her with Tim is when she would always try and talk him into letting her cut his long hair. Tim never gave into her, but he sure got a laugh out of her teasing him!
I will sure miss my visits with Estalene, but I know she is in heaven with Cal and my Mom and Dad and Margaret and the rest of the Hardy family, telling stories and loving on each other. May God Bless You many times over, my dear, sweet Aunt Estalene.
October 11, 2020
My dear, sweet Aunt Estelene. Oh how I will miss you. We loved to laugh together and talk about old times. I loved the parties and family reunions at your lovely home and I will miss that as well. I can still see your smile and I know I will see you in Heaven some day. Thank God! I love you my precious Aunt!
October 10, 2020
Aunt Estelene was such as joy and such a big part of my life growing up. Our family would drive to Highland from Pasadena for the weekend and we would all love the sleep over feel while listening to my mom and dad laugh all night playing Canasta with aunt Estelene and uncle Cal. My mom and aunt Estelene were so close and would stay up until dawn laughing, those 2 were such a "hoot" together! Between aunt Estelene and my mom I was not sure who was the best hair stylist, every hair was always perfect and they both looked sharp every day.
The taco dinners my mom and aunt Estelene would prepare was quite a site and you for sure stayed out of the kitchen unless you wanted aunt Estelene to give you KP duty. I will miss her pretty smile and warm hugs. I was able to visit with her last year and share laughs and stories. What a joy to have had her in my life. My sister Ramona and I chuckled when we thought about aunt Estelene and my mom finally meeting again and the stories they are telling! So happy that she can finally rejoice with uncle Cal and her bothers and sisters. Thank you for all the love and hugs you shared. Glad that you can finally "hear the choir"!
October 8, 2020
I have a lifetime of beautiful and funny memories with my Aunt Estelene. She was always known as Miss Perfect and indeed would defend that title. She and my mother Rosa were “ forever best friends”. I recall Late night visits at my house and/or her house, she and mom were telling stories and laughing very loud that my dad and Uncle Cal would try to shush them up but to no avail. Their laugh was contagious! My last personal visit with Estelene was 2019 when she met the wonderful man God blessed me with...we were going out to dinner. My husband Dan said to her, “you sit up front with me so that you can tell me where to go! Her response was “I love telling people where to go”! Yep, that was my one and only Miss Perfect’s best comment! I love you so much !!