The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 Edna L Heckel

Edna L Heckel

Death 2010 (aged 86–87)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 49449016 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Edna L. Heckel
Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Memorial services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church for Edna L. Heckel of Artesia.

Edna, 87, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Artesia Good Samaritan Center.

Rev. Dan Phelps and Rev. Paul Duerksen will officiate at the services. Cremation is under direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. No visitation is planned.

Edna was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Artesia; the daughter of Harry R. Carder and Georgia (Caldwell) Carder. She graduated from Artesia High School in 1940 and attended Eastern New Mexico University, where she majored in music. She also served in the United States Women's Army Corp during World War II and was a member of the WAC Army Band at Fort Stark, S.C.

On July 6, 1945, she was married to Willard "Bill" Heckel in Charleston, S.C. He preceded her in death March 1, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and by two brothers and one sister.

Edna was retired office manager for Artesia Good Samaritan Center and was assistant librarian at the College of Artesia from 1966 to 1971. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and Deacon and taught Sunday School; and was an active member of the Artesia Band Boosters and served as its president from 1965 to 1970.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Schuetz and husband, Jim, of Artesia; a son, Paul "Rusty" Heckel, and wife, Janet, of Los Lunas; grandchildren, Rob Schuetz and wife, Tory, of San Angelo, Texas, Chelsea Seronka and husband, Chad, of Beaufort, S.C., and Andrea Heckel of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren Michael, Abigail and Maggie Lynn, all of Beaufort; and several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to VistaCare Hospice,

611 N. Canal St., Carlsbad, N.M., 88220 or to First Presbyterian Church,


See more Heckel memorials in:



  • Created by: Anonymous Child
  • Added: 9 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49449016
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edna L Heckel (1923–2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49449016, ; Maintained by Anonymous Child (contributor 47197869) Unknown.