Kyle Brandon Hester, age 22, passed away on November 29, 2013, with his family by his side in Los Angeles, Ca. Kyle was born on January 9, 1991, in Fresno. He graduated from Edison High School in 2009. He enjoyed sports, particularly basketball, football and baseball. In 2011, Kyle was diagnosed with leukemia. He attained remission, however, due to a compromised immune system, his life was cut short. We would like to thank Dr. Michael Lill and all those associated in Kyle's treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for their wonderful effort on Kyle's behalf. He developed a great affection for those he knew there. On May 25, 2013, Kyle was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He proudly spoke to others about his hope for the future as promised at Revelation 21:4: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Kyle is survived by his parents, Ron and Gail Hester; sister Nicole Thompson and her husband Danny; brother, Eric Hester and his wife Roxana; sister, Danielle Strong and her husband Joseph; nieces, Addison and Kennedy; his dearest friend whom he considered like a brother, Bryan Marturana and his wife Ashley, and their children, Maddox and Zoe-Lyn; grandparents, Sam and Jenevieve Hester; aunt, Carolyn Rippee; uncle, Doug Hyatt and his wife Diana; and many beloved cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 710 N. Sunnyside Avenue, Clovis, Ca. 93611, on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

Published in the Fresno Bee on Dec. 12, 2013