Mary Camile Heppler
March 29, 1935 - July 15, 2013
Resident of Walnut Creek
Mary Camile Heppler passed away early Monday morning after a two-week battle with respiratory complications and heart failure.
Mary was born an only child in Anaconda Montana, where she graduated high school and went on to the University of Montana in Missoula. Mary is survived by her husband of 58 years Keith. Mary and Keith have a large loving family of 4 children, Kirk Heppler, Leslie Weld, Deborah Lollar, and Greg Heppler. Mary also has 14 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
Mary's true love was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also had a love for being in the outdoors, salt water fishing and traveling to Africa several times with her husband Keith. In her professional life Mary was the treasurer for the Golden Gate Chapter of Safari Club International for over a decade and Controller for Ryder Transportation for 22 years.
Her quick wit and contagious smile were her trademark that everybody loved and will be deeply missed. Mary was the matriarch of a very large loving family.
Mary was a survivor of Breast Cancer in 2006 and 2007 where she courageously battled and won the fight!
Private services and burial will take place.
The family wishes that in lieu of flower's, donations in Mary Heppler's name be made to the John Muir Health Foundation/Breast Health Fund in her behalf. Donations can be mailed to John Muir Health Foundation Breast Health fund, 1400 Treat Blvd. Walnut Creek, Ca. 94597 or made online at www.johnmuirhealthfoundation.org
Published in Contra Costa Times from July 19 to July 21, 2013