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Woman leaves gifts to area children’s groups in her estate

Staff report
Esther Schwarzer

A western Nevada woman who died recently has left the Nevada Area Council, Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada and the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital each a check for $121,000 in her estate.

Esther Schwarzer passed away at age 94, she had no living relatives. She asked her guardian, Cole Smith of Sierra Nevada Realty Group in Minden, to include the donations in her trust.

Cassandra Jones of Heritage Law Group in Minden helped put together the necessary documents to make the donations.

“I got to know them pretty well,” Smith said. “When her husband passed away, she had nobody, no children, no relatives and she had some real estate and she called. I helped her out and she asked me to be her guardian. I said I’d be happy to do that. We became very fast friends.

“When I helped her put her trust together,” he continued, “she mentioned the Boy Scouts, the Boys and Girls Club and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. She never had children, but in giving back, she is being a part of children.”

Smith chuckled and said Esther Schwarzer was a character. Born in Switzerland, the Schwarzers traveled extensively, lived in Paraguay and then Los Angeles. They both were pilots and “they would come here and land in Minden. They would see the mountains that reminded them of Switzerland.”

Facilitating the donations was Cassandra Jones of the Heritage Law Group in Minden, the Nevada Area Council BSA said in a press release.