Ethel M. Heckenlaible
August 11, 1925 December 15, 2013

Independence Ethel, 88, died December 15 in Sublimity. She was born and raised in Naturita, CO, moving to Portland in 1965 and to Independence in 1972. Ethel worked as a real estate broker for 40 years, owning and operating Tri County Properties.

She married Kenneth Crick in July of 1990, he preceded her in death in 2005. Ethel loved her children, was dedicated to her cows and farm, and enjoyed raising geraniums and caring for the elderly. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Ethel is survived by children: Floyd Zufelt of Vancouver, WA, JoAnn Boeve of Scio, Sandra Olson of Scio, Wayne Heckenlaible of Lyons, and Cheryl Shones of Wasilla, AK; brother: Hugh Hamilton of Independence; sister: Wilma Zufelt of Texas; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30 am in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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