COLLEYVILLE, Texas — Mr. Raymond Hecht, 94, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. He resided in Highland Village, Texas.
Raymond was born Jan. 14, 1919 in Benton Harbor, Mich. He married Bonnie Winterburg in 1968 and took care of her and her daughters. He met Bonnie when he worked as the division manager for Humiston Keeling Drug Company in Morris.
After retiring in 1985, they moved to Dade City, Fla. They loved to play golf and Raymond played until he was 88 years of age. Bonnie passed away in 1993. Raymond never remarried and referred to his time with Bonnie as the "best years of his life."
His life was a testament to caring for his family and they returned that care. While living in Morris, they were long-time members of the Morris Country Club.
Raymond moved up to Texas to be closer to his family in 2006. He served in the U.S. Army from May 1941 until his discharge as a staff sergeant in September 1945.
Survivors include his daughters, Lynn (Bols) Pellegrini, Sharon (Winterburg) Bedson, Barbara (Winterburg) Staggs and Sally (Winterburg) Weber. Additionally, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive him. He was always known as "Grandpa" Ray.
He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Bonnie; his brother and sister; and daughter, Bette (Bols) Barry.
In memory ... husband, father, grandfather, friend and soldier ... "May the road rise to meet you."