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Virginia Lee Heckendorn


03/21/1929 - 02/05/2014 Obituary
Virginia Lee Heckendorn Obituary
Virginia was born on March 21, 1929 to Francis & George Michel in Arapahoe, Nebraska. She moved to Southern California in the 30's with her mother, father, sister, and brother with $5.00 and the family car. She graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1938. On August 17, 1950, in a ceremony in her family's backyard, she married her husband of 49 years, William (Bill) Heckendorn. She gave birth to twins Michael William & Patricia Anne on May 5, 1951 at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital. She was a long time resident of Ventura County, where Bill was a Seabee station at Port Hueneme. They made stops in Guam 1955-56, Taiwan 1962 - 64, she always said the best times of her life were those spent in the Navy. She moved to Bakersfield, California in 2001 after
Bill passed away in 1998. She enjoyed bowling, bingo and being with friends. Virginia is survived by her son Michael Heckendorn, daughter Patricia Heckendorn, 4 grandchildren, Cindy Hochstetler and husband Stace Hochstetler, Jerry Bryant III, Melissa Heckendorn, Vanessa Heckendorn, her Niece Victoria Lewis, Nephew Jeff Lindberg and Great Grandson Mason Hochstetler, Great Grand Daughter Casey Bryant.
Services will be Wednesday February 12, at 1:00 pm at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home & Memorial Park 2052 Howard Road Camarillo, California 93012
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 11, 2014
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