Clara June Heckman

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Clara June Heckman, 85, of Payson, died April 16, 2005. She was born June 26, 1919 in Princeton, Neb.

She married Donald E. Heckman on June 26, 1938 in Cortland, Neb. She moved to Arizona in January 1962. She was a certified herbalist, midwife, and nutritionist, joined the Peace Corps in September 1989.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Norman) Hook of Payson; sons, Glenn R. (Marilyn) Heckman and Irwin E. (Akiko) Heckman; sisters, Nelda Nocita and Kathryn Brown; brother, D. Paul (Elaine) Oltman; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

A public memorial service for friends and family will be at 11 a.m., Monday, April 25 at the Gisela Community Center, with Pastor Raeone Gilison officiating. A potluck will follow. For additional information, call Janet Hook at (928) 474-9458.

Donations can be made to Eckanar Temple, Minneapolis, Minn.

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