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Hebrew, Esther (Hutchings), 1922-2010



  • Existence: 1922 February 23 - 2010 September 5

Biographical Note: Esther (Hutchings) Hebrew

Esther (Hutchings) Hebrew was a stewardess for Western Airlines from 1946-1952

Esther Hutchings was born Februray 23, 1922 in Lehi, Utah to John and Eunice Mary (Colledge) Hutchings. She attended Lehi High School and then earned her Bachelor's degree in nursing from Brigham Young University. She then worked as a stewardess and flight nurse for Western Airlines flying routes in Alaska, Montana and Canada. She flew aboard Douglas DC-3s and DC-9s and Lockheed Contellations. She also served in the Air Force WAC Reserves as a flight nurse.

She was married to Quey Chester Hebrew. She died September 5, 2010 in Lehi and is buried in Lehi City Cemetery.

Biographical note derived from donor information and records on

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Esther (Hutchings) Hebrew Western Airlines Flight Attendant Collection

Identifier: 2021-12-10
Contents of the Collection The Esther (Hutchings) Hebrew Western Airlines Flight Attendant Collection consists of textual and visual materials gathered by Hebrew during her career as a stewardess for Western Airlines (WAL) in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The materials illuminate the work and life of flight attendants in the mid-twentieth century. The collection is organized in two series: Western Airlines career-related materials and other airlines. There are several files of textual materials related to...

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