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Information for Catherine Dull Dawson Heck

17 July, 1915 - 25 May, 1997

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

28 May, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Catherine 'Kay' Heck

     Catherine "Kay” Heck, 81, of Greenleaf, went home to be with her Savior on Sunday, May 25, 1997.  Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 30, at Greenleaf Cemetery, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  A Memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Greenleaf Friends Church, with Rev. Steven Fine officiating.
    Kay was born in Clarenden, VA, on July 17, 1915, to Hayden W. and Edna Blanche Bankert Dull.  In 1920 she moved with her family to Perrysville, PA, where her father worked as an electrician.  In 1926 the family moved to the country where she spent her childhood.  There, her father worked for the Sisters of Charity, a Catholic convent.
    Mrs. Heck graduated from Perry High School in 1934 and worked as a nanny, waitress, and a secretary.  She married Darrel Ward Dawson, an army officer, in 1945, and moved to several different states with her husband and three children before locating in Mtn. View, CA, in 1957.  She retired form Coop Drug and Variety Store in Palo Alto, CA, in 1979 after 20 years of service as a retail clerk.  Kay was married to Raymond D. Heck from 1967 to 1977, then moved to Greenleaf, ID, with her granddaughter in 1980.  
    Kay enjoyed her retirement years and donated much of her time and talents, her paintings and beautiful quilts were made and donated to the annual Greenleaf Friends Academy auction.  She also volunteered her time to help Idaho Special Olympians with bowling.
    She enjoyed Bible studies, trips with other seniors, and bowling with her friends.  At 81 she still enjoyed mowing her own lawn and growing beautiful flowers.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrel; her parents; 2 brothers, Hayden and David Dull; one daughter, Darleen K. Gemoya-Baty, and one grandson, David Brown.
    Kay is survived by 4 sisters, Betty White of Mendham, NJ, Theresa Galliardi of Bridgewater, NJ, Ellen Casey-Crane of Magalia, CA, and Mary Lawler of San Francisco, CA; a son, Randall J. Dawson of Nampa ID; a daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Gary Brown of Greenleaf; eight grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
    Her family and friends will miss her very much.
    Memorials may be sent to either the Greenleaf Friends Academy or the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association, 11 190 W. Camas Boise ID, 83709.
    Friends may call on Thursday, May 29, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.



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