Delores Hahn was born in Plaucheville, La., on Jan. 24, 1932.
After a few moves, her family settled in Inglewood, Calif., in 1944.
Delores graduated high school, married and started a family while living in Torrance, La Mirada and Chatsworth, Calif.
Eventually in 1973, she moved to Mariposa along with her husband, Leo, and five of their nine children.
In Mariposa, Delores and Leo took over the Strout Realty Office. Strout Realty morphed into Real Estate by Delores, then Sierra Gold Real Estate and eventually Century 21 Sierra Realtors.
Delores helped form the Mariposa Real Estate Association, which later became the Mariposa Board of Realtors. She served as president of these groups over the years, and worked in real estate until she retired.
During her time in Mariposa, she served as president of the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce, John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Council of the Mariposa Lutheran Church and on the Mariposa Planning Council. She was named Businesswoman of the Year in 1989, and was honored to be one of the grand marshals in the Fair Parade.
She was thankful for the community of Mariposa and the friends she formed during her 47 wonderful years there. One of her dreams for Mariposa was to see a Senior Graduated Care Facility.
Delores said her greatest accomplishment is her nine children (four of whom graduated from Mariposa County High School), 27 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Delores loved the Lord and her tender heart was always reminding us how thankful and blessed she was.
She entered heaven on Sept. 9, 2021, in Auburn, Calif., where she moved in 2018 to live with her son and daughter-in-law. She will be missed but her legacy lives on through her family, friends and all those whose lives she touched.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Mariposa Lutheran Church. A reception providing a light lunch will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County or the Mariposa Lutheran Church.