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Neva E. Caplener

January 17, 1917 February 24, 2012
Neva E. Caplener
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Obituary for Neva E. Caplener
Neva Estelle Caplener passed away peacefully in Vacaville, California on Feb. 24, at the age of 95. Neva was born Jan. 17, 1917 in Pleasant Plains, Ark., one of seven brothers and sisters. After graduating from Pleasant Plains High School, she married George Caplener and moved to Marysville, California. While in Marysville, Neva attended Martins Beauty College. She and George moved to Vacaville in the early 1940s and as an entrepreneur, she opened Neva's Beauty Shoppe. Neva continued as a professional cosmetologist, owning Neva's Beauty Shoppe until her retirement in 1979. She loved traveling with family and friends, both domestically and internationally. Education was very important to Neva. She constantly encouraged her children and grandchildren to increase their knowledge through education. Neva was active in the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce, Soroptimist, PTA, Scouting, Sunday School, Little League, Babe Ruth League, Vacaville Dance Club, Eastern Star, Toastmasters, and professional cosmetology associations. Neva was preceded in death by her husband, George Caplener; her parents Oliver and Ethel Wallace; her siblings Ruby Hook, Ottie Wallace, Opie Wallace, and Aliene Hodges; and her friend Loren Bailey. She is survived by her two sons Dwane Caplener (Nancy) of Morgan Hill and Ronald Caplener (Linda) of Vacaville; one daughter Diane Treleaven (Jim) of Vacaville; seven grandchildren Scott Caplener, Todd Caplener, Elizabeth Elledge, Jennifer Guerena, Melissa Mayes, Melody Abreu, and Matthew Abreu; and six great-grandchildren, Taylor Caplener, Eric Caplener, Sarah Elledge, Ryan Elledge, Ella Guerena, and Lacey Guerena; two sisters, Lorell Boles of Vacaville and Maxine Wallace of Little Rock, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family expresses their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the Paramount House staff for their love and support. Donations in Neva's memory may be made to the American Heart Association ( or the American Cancer Society ( A memorial service will be held Friday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville. 'Knowledge is Power' - Neva was right.
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