Dateline: September 29, 2005


Cecil Heckman, age 84, of Walsenburg, Colorado, passed away September 12, 2005.  He was born December 12, 1920, to George and Annie Heckman in Antelope Flat, Texas.  He attended Clarendon schools and graduated in 1940.

PFC Heckman served in the US Army Seventh Infantry Division in the Pacific during World War II from 1942-1945.  He married Gertrude Naomi Williams on December 22, 1950.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Leola Gillmore of Clarendon.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenton and Kim; a daughter, Betty Jo; eleven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Lowell Heckman of Pampa and Ray Heckman of Claude.

A graveside military flag presentation and interment were held Thursday, September 15, 2005, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Fort Lyon, Colorado.


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