November 24, 1925 ~ October 11, 2021
Frances Rita Hecker was born on November 24, 1925 in Buffalo NY. Our mom wore many hats, Daughter to Stanley & Anna Whitlock, Sister to Mary, Eleanor, Adele, Donald & John. Wife to William (Bill) Hecker. Mother, Mom, Momma to her children, Barbie, Jackie, Willie, Holly, Joanie, Karen, Lori (John), Janice (Mike), Tommy (Janice), Anne (Troy), & Kimmy (Paul).
She was Grandma, Nana, GGma, & Great Great Grandma to her many grandkids, and Aunt Franny to all her nieces & nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, her husband, six of her children and two of her grandchildren.
Last of the great Matriarchs.
An incredible woman, a strong woman, who loved and lost more than most could know.
She was 95 when she passed away on October 11, 2021 at home and with family, where she wanted to be.
Cremation was at Hatfield Funeral Home in Sierra Vista, AZ www.hatfieldfh.com
A Rosary and Catholic Mass was held on Monday morning, October 18, 2021 at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in Sierra Vista, AZ.
A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, November 1st, 2021 at 10:00am at North Hilmar Cemetery on 8710 Tegner Rd, Hilmar CA.
Flowers may be sent to Allen Mortuary or to North Hilmar Cemetery. Donations to Mom’s favorite charities would also be greatly appreciated. American Diabetes Assoc diabetes.org/Diabetes/Donation or American Cancer Society cancer.org
“She is clothed with strength and dignity” Proverbs 31:25
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Lori saysNovember 5, 2021 at 11:50 pm
I love you Mom,,, I promise,,,, you will always be remembered!!
Austin Taylor saysOctober 30, 2021 at 2:14 am
You’ll be dearly missed nana you’re the only grandparent I ever had who consistently made it a habit to send me something for my birthday every year no matter what and made me feel loved like a grandkid should thank you for being such a wonderful human being and even more wonderful grandmother I’m looking forward to the day I see you again my only regret is not getting to spend more time with you I love you more than words can express
Deanna lopes saysOctober 27, 2021 at 2:33 am
I remember France walking to post office in Hilmar also she love walking to the grocery store . This lady love to walk. She was a very sweet person. We will miss her.
Thomas Hecker saysOctober 27, 2021 at 1:28 am
My mother was the most powerful woman I’ve ever known. She never hung her head in defeat. She was the family rock, salt of the earth, queen of queens. She faced more adversity in her life than most people and yet she would carry on as if she was the luckiest person in the world. A true pioneer and patriot. She loved her family, her country and most of all God. One could only hope to match her joy for life, love and happiness. It is a privilege to have been part of her life, her love, her son.