HEIDI NORTH-FEHLENBERG Heidi L. North-Fehlenberg took her last breath September 2, 2012 at the young age of 55. Heidi, daughter of the late Paul D. North, Sr. and Louise North, was born in, and lived most of her life in the Philadelphia area. She was the beloved wife of Jeffrey J. Fehlenberg with whom she shared 30 years of marriage, and the much missed "mommy" of many "fur kids" (adopted special needs animals). After graduating from Wissahickon High School, Heidi continued her education at Bowman's Technical Institute, HTBL Ferlach in Austria, University of Phoenix, Temple, DeVry, MCCC, Penn State, the Gemological Institute of America and the Academy of Competitive Intelligence. She was a member of the Lower Gwynedd Green Committee, volunteered for the Greyhound Rescue and Comfort Caring Canines, and contributed to Womnaye & Otuh'an, a humanitarian relief effort that benefits Native Americans in need. An active member of the Native American community, she walked the Red Road (followed native American traditions) and loved to dance at powwows and gatherings and help where needed in PA, NJ, NY, DE, WV, OK and on reservations in NJ and SD. Heidi and her husband embraced creation and the outdoors and turned their property into a registered wildlife habitat. Her Seneca Indian name, Aweeyayusooxweexkwe, translates into "Woman Walking With Animals" and reflects her passion for all creation. Heidi is survived by her husband Jeffrey J. Fehlenberg; her brother, Paul North Jr.; six adopted "fur kids"; and many "brothers and sisters" in various native communities. Heidi's funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept 8, at the Pleasantville United Church of Christ, 3424 Limekiln Pike, Chalfont, the church where they were married 30 years ago. Heidi's family will receive condolences beginning at 10:30AM, with her Funeral Services at 11:30AM. Interment will be in the church cemetery, fellowship immediately after the interment. Her native brothers and sisters are encouraged to wear regalia. Native customs will be observed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to charities close to Heidi's heart, Delaware Valley Raptor Center, Bill Streeter, RD 2, Box 9335, Milford, PA 18337 (717-296-6025) Elmwood Park Zoo of the Norristown Zoological Society, 1661 Harding Blvd., PO Box 348, Norristown, PA 19404 (610-277-3825) www.fluehr.com
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Published in The Reporter on Sept. 7, 2012