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Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery

10940 East Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ

OBITUARY

Alice Ora Heppler

February 19, 1932October 2, 2019
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Alice Heppler went peacefully to meet our LORD on October 2nd at Hospice of the Valley - LUND Family House. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard (Butch) Heppler, son in law, Robert Reichart, and brother, Dillon Seymore. Alice was a devote Christian and active member of the Village Chapel. Her warm compassionate presence drew many people to her and created lifelong friendships. She was born in 1932 to Duffie J. Seymore and Greta Seymore (nee Edmonds) of Monticello, Arkansas. She and her brother Dillon were raised on a small farm. Life then could be hard, and often she helped the family out by working in the cotton fields. At 19 she married Butch and so began the adventures of military life. Butch was in the Air force (SMSGT) and assigned to many different bases here and abroad. Being a small town girl from Arkansas, Alice was in total awe when they visited big cities like Chicago, never before, seeing so many people in one place, and such tall buildings & Sky scrapers. Where ever they landed, Alice turned the assigned housing into a welcoming family home. Alice and Butch became a family with the births of son, Ronald, and daughter, Duffie. In 1972, Mesa, AZ became their final destination. In 2001 they retired to Sunland Village East, Mesa, AZ Alice and Butch were active members of the Sage Brush Squares which involved many trips and camp outs around the country in their RV. Alice delighted in being a member of Sunland Village “Red Hatters” aka the “Dazzling Desert Dolls” All who knew her, admired her beautiful smile, humor, and boundless energy and enthusiasm. She would give freely, and without hesitation to help out a friend in need. She was beloved by all who knew her and had the great pleasure of sharing in her life. Above all, she could have been awarded the “Most Devoted Grandmother/Great Grandmother” of all time! She has left a lasting legacy to her family of what it is liked to be truly loved, and valued for who you are. She never hesitated to share her time, attend all their events, lend an attentive ear, or share sage advice. Always an inspiration, she has shape us all, in some way, to be who we are today. With are hearts full of sorrow we say so long to this beautiful spirit who will continue to live on through all of us. Ronald (Dawn) Heppler, Duffie (Bob deceased) Reichart, Lauren Heppler, Austin (Morgan Wachowski) Heppler; their mother, Kandice Heppler. Jason (Danie) Reichart, Jeremy (Christina) Reichart, and Great grand daughter Bella Reichart. The Memorial service is being held on October 11th at 10:00am (viewing at 9:00am) Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cremation 10901 E. Chandler Heights Rd, Gilbert, AZ In lieu of flowers please consider donating to: Rainbow Acres 2120 W. Reservation Loop Rd, Camp Verde AZ 86322 or Hospice of the Valley - Lund Family House 1982 E. Woodside Ct, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Reception Friday, October 11, 2019

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Christina Davis

October 11, 2019

Blessed to have met her. May her spirit live on through her beautiful family & friends.

Our deepest condolences go out to the Heppler family.

Love,
Chris & Christina Davis & all of our kiddos.

Dillona Heath

October 10, 2019

Oh, how I loved my Aunt Alice! Her sweet spirit will forever be on my heart. When I talked to her, I always felt she was completely present and was interested in knowing about what was going on with me and my family. When I saw her name and number pop up on my phone, I thought...oh boy, I better carve out the next 2 hours to be in conversation with her and I truly cherished every moment. Growing up and visiting them in Arizonia, it was always an adventure for sure! She is resting in the arms of Jesus now knowing she loved us all well.

Wilton Haynes

October 4, 2019

We have known Alice and her family for 47 years. We spent lots of fun time with Alice and her husband camping, square dancing, holding football parties and playing cards. Alice was one of the classiest women we have known. We went through many good times and some bad. We will miss her very much and cherish our pleasant memories forever .

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