Georgia Irene Heckman, 77

Georgia I. Heckman, 77, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept.19, 1941, in Chadron, to George and Irene (Hobbs) Johnson.

Georgia graduated from Alliance High School in 1959.  

On June 29, 1959, she married Allen R. Heckman, her high school sweetheart.

She worked for American Leisure, which later became Woolrich and closed in 1995.  She also briefly worked at the Alliance Public Schools lunch program.  All the kids in the cafeteria always looked forward to her extra special touch.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon and was in the Women’s Presbyterian Group.  She also volunteered with the meals on wheels program.

Georgia loved being with her family and enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren to the fullest.  She had a heart of gold and always had a smile on her face.  She had many friends who were dear to her.  Each person who knew her loved her peanut brittle and always asked for her homemade salsa.  She loved her flower garden and enjoyed feeding cookies to her friendly squirrels.  She enjoyed riding with Al in his many classic cars and traveling, attending car shows and visiting with friends.  She will be missed.

She is survived by her husband, Allen Heckman; children Tom Heckman of Alliance, Bruce (Kris) Heckman of West Seneca, N.Y., Eddie (Tammy) Heckman, Shelly (Patrick) Matthews, Rusty (Shawn) Heckman and David (Lisa) Heckman of Alliance; grandchildren Jessica, Alexis (Cale), Arik, Jeremy (Shannon), Tiffanie (Joel), Rocky (Brittni), Tyson (Laura), Anthony (Kelsey), Shannon (Jason), Shelbi (Ryan), Macenzie and Brandon, Kameron (Austin), Jordan (Kimberly) and Jeff (Kayla); and great- grandchildren Parker, Jada, Vann, Landon, Nolan, Brooklyn and unborn baby girl, Aubrey, Bryson, Jailee, Trek, Sadie, Henry and Ruby.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jim Johnson, mother and father-in-law and granddaughter Micah Heckman.

We would like to say thank you to a special friend, Pat Starke and all involved with Regional West Hospice.

 Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the First Presbyterian Church, with Steve Swedberg and Jeff Harris officiating.  

Inurnment will be in the Alliance Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Jane’s Closet or Pillars in the Park.  Cards may be sent to Allen Heckman, 1411 Boise Ave., Alliance, Nebraska, 69301.

Online condolences may be left at  Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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