Marion Bernice Brown Heydenburg Marion Heydenburg, 78, loving mother and grandmother passed away peacefully at her son's home in Visalia, Saturday, December 29th, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Marion was born in Columbus, Texas on November 23, 1934. She married Kenneth Brown in 1954, they were married 35 years until his passing in 1989. She was employed as an executive assistant for most of her married life. They raised three children and through Ken's employment with Continental Airlines, they traveled the world extensively. In 1994, she married Roy Heydenburg. the two of them shared a love of photography. Their work has been displayed in local galleries and sold online. Both Roy and Marion were actively involved at Visalia Community Covenant Church. After Roy's passing in 2008, Marion still enjoyed her love of photography and involvement in her church. Marion was also involved in the local branch of the American Cancer Society. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Ben and Cecil Davidson, four brothers, husband Kenneth Brown, husband Roy Heydenburg and daughter, Beverly Dugle. She is survived by two sisters and two brothers, son-in-law Mark Dugle of Ringoes N.J., sons, Forrest Brown and wife Katherine of Visalia, CA, Warren Brown and wife Rita of Leesburg, VA. Also six grandchildren, Schuyler Dugle, Austin Brown, Katelyn Brown, Christian Brown, Josh Brown and Colin Brown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kaweah Delta Hospice, 900 W. Oak, Visalia, CA 93291 or the
. A public celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 at Visalia Community Covenant Church, 315 N. Conyer Street, Visalia, CA 93291.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Jan. 2, 2013