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Obituary for Gerald Heffner

DALLAS - Gerry Heffner passed away on March 12, 2024 at 77 years old in Dallas, Oregon. Gerry was born on October 19, 1946 to William and Mary Heffner in Delaware, Ohio. He was the oldest of four siblings. The family moved to California when Gerry was a boy. After graduating from high school in Placerville, California, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served two tours in Vietnam. He met his wife, Vicky, in Redding, California. They married in 1974 and were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Gerry accepted a position at West Valley Hospital in 1981. Gerry and Vicky moved to Dallas the same year. As the Director of Plant Operations for the hospital, he became a well-respected department head and well-liked facilities manager. He retired in 2013. Gerry volunteered as a youth baseball umpire for more than 25 years. He was well known behind the plate. He was an accomplished hunter and loved being outdoors. As an avid reader, he was a constant figure at the library. Gerry’s three children, Zachary, Jake and Megan, all grew up in Dallas. He is survived by his wife, three children and four grandchildren. He will be missed.