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Marie Charlot Heppel

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Marie Charlot Daniels Heppel, 79, of Great Falls, died of natural causes Saturday, Oct. 20, at her home.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at First English Church. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband of 19 years, James W. Heppel; sons Robert A. Daniels and Douglas J. Daniels both of Great Falls; stepdaughters Michelle Raczka and Dawn Seifert both of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother Regis (Bud) J. Freed Jr. of Sumter, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband Walter R. Daniels Sr.; son Walter R. Daniels Jr.; sisters Jean Keith and Nancy Wertz; parents Regis J. Freed Sr. and Charlot Bourne Freed; and stepmother Katherine Freed.

Marie retired from Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Lackawanna, N.Y., in 1993, where she worked in the nursing profession for more than 25 years after raising her sons. She lived in North Collins, Brant, Derby and Hamburg, N.Y., while raising her sons. Marie was involved with the Women's VFW Auxiliary, Highland Hose Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary and the PTA, while her sons were growing up. Marie married James in 1993, and in 1996, Marie and James moved to be near their sons in Great Falls and began their new life. Marie became involved with the local community immediately, serving as a Guardian Ad Litem and also volunteered in various Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) programs. Marie always had time for others and shared herself with many. She will be missed greatly.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Nov. 4, 2012
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