|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1918|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 2009|
Edith G. HECHT
Born 1918 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Sam and Mollie (Stine) Goldstein, died in Lacey,
Washington June 16, 2009 at the age of 90. Edith graduated from high school in Manhattan, Kansas and from the University of Illinois. As a young woman she worked for a family business, now Steel Pipe & Supply Co., in Manhattan, Kansas and as a social worker.
Edith married Adolph Hecht of Chicago in 1942. Her son, Anton Louis, died in 1968 and Adolph passed away in 2000. Edith is survived by her daughter, Julia Ann and son-in-law, Kenneth Walkky, an older brother, Jack Goldstein (Joanne) of Manhattan, Kansas and a younger sister Marjorie Treger (Donald) of Kennewick,
Washington, as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces.
After World War II, She and Adolph moved to Pullman, Washington in 1946 where Adolph was a professor at Washington State University and chairman of the Botany Department for many years.
Edith worked briefly as a thesis editor at WSU and for many years as a social science
reference librarian at WSU's Holland Library. She was devoted to education, proud of
her membership in the American Association of University Women and active in many
Pullman organizations and Democratic Party politics. She and Adolph were conscientious members of their community, gracious hosts, and avid bridge players.
They moved to Panorama City in Lacey, WA in 1990. Edith and Adolph wholeheartedly
supported the Neill Public Library in Pullman. Her memory would be best honored by
contributions to the Friends of Neill Public Library, Pullman, Washington or any other
library or educational institution. There will be a memorial service at Temple Beth
Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE, in Olympia, Washington at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 9th.
Interment will be at the Pullman Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3rd,
followed by a gathering at Neill Public Library, 210 N. Grand Ave., Pullman,
Washington from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Published in The Seattle Times on 7/12/2009
Adolph Hecht (1914 - 2000)
Anton Louis Hecht (1945 - 1968)*
Pullman City Cemetery
Created by: Dee Dee Egan-Strombeck
Record added: Oct 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60380099
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