Denor A. Hey Lansing Denor was born in Lansing on July 9, 1950 to Denver and Norma Hey and passed away on January 11, 2009 at the age of 58. She graduated from Sexton High School in 1968 and Central Michigan University in 1972 yet her heart belonged to U of M football. Denor worked for the State of Michigan in the Disability Determination Services program for over 24 years, retiring in 2000. While there she spent many heartfelt hours each year helping with their annual bake/craft sale raising many dollars for Toys for Tots. Denor loved to travel, both abroad and within the United States. In her travels she found her favorite spot was on the beach in Fort Myers, Florida. If Denor couldn't be on the beach, she was in the back yard puttering with her flowers or sitting in the sun watching them grow. Many of the miles covered in the 1990's were with her beloved Silky Terriers on the dog show circuit. 'Sassy' even won two "Best in Show" honors for her owners. Part of her time with Silkys was spent assisting with the rescue of many from Humane Societies and unwanted situations and helping them find 'forever homes'. Denor was predeceased by her father, Denver, and is survived by her mother, Norma, her life partner Beverly Bristol and Tonka, their last Silky Terrier. Also surviving are her brothers, Joseph Hey of Marquette MI, Timothy (CynGay) Hey of Indianapolis IN; her sister, Denise (David) Pamment of Chicago IL; and Beverly's family, Donald (Mary) Bristol of Lansing MI, Georganna Parsons of Midland MI, and their special friend Gordon (Lenore) Dryer of Lansing MI. Denor also has many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other family members. Services will be held at Tiffany Funeral Home Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 11:00 am with visitation Tuesday January 13th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens immediately following. If desired, donations may be sent in Denor's name to the Silky Terrier Club of America's Rescue Committee C/O Pat Schaedler, 7561 West 82nd St., Playa Del Rey, CA 90293-8816 or to the Toys for Tots Organization. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Hospice House of Mid Michigan for their loving care. Friends may visit the guest book at www.tiffanyfuneralhome.com
Published by Lansing State Journal on Jan. 13, 2009.