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Josephine Hecker-Olsen

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BREVARD-Josephine Hecker-Olsen, 96, died on August 30, 2014 at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, NC after a fall. Born in Milwaukee, WI, she worked in Louisville, KY as an executive secretary, retiring at age 65. She then became a full-time student, receiving her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, with honors, at age 70. She retired to Hendersonville and then to College Walk Retirement Community in Brevard. She was the wife of M.H. Hecker and Leonard Olsen, sister of Esther Radocha of Oakland, CA, mother of Thomas Hecker, John Hecker of Watertown, MA, and James Hecker of Arlington, VA, and grandmother of Jean Hecker of Richmond, VA. A memorial service will be held at College Walk at a later date. Express condolences at www.ashevillemortuaryservices.com.
Published in The Times-News on Sept. 3, 2014
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