October 6, 1948 – January 15, 2019
Lori Heck, 70, Longtime resident of Valley Center passed away January 15, 2019 at home with her family.
Lori was born October 6, 1948, in Maywood California. She was the daughter of Tom & June "Mimi" Linley. They were the one time owner's of the Holiday Pines Christmas Tree Farm in Valley Center. Lori spent most of her childhood in South Gate, CA until the family moved to Huntington Beach, CA in 1964 where she graduated from Marina High School in 1966.
Lori started working for Pacific Bell Telephone Co. in 1967. She commuted to downtown LA until she transferred to San Diego where she remained working until her and her family moved to Valley Center in 1972. She has always been an active member of the Valley Center community, volunteering many times over the years for the Western Days Parade. She was very involved with her daughter Angie in Valley Center 4-H, being the Goat Leader for many years, at one time raising as many as 70 goats on their Valley Center property. Her family was also very active with the beginning of Grandview Church (presently Ridgeview Church) where Lori enjoyed teaching Sunday school for many years.
In the middle of 70's Lori began a career in escrow at Mountain Valley Escrow in Valley Center. She eventually started her own escrow company, The Escrow Alternative in Escondido CA, and then moved the company to Valley Center in 1990. In 1994 Lori made the decision to change careers and become a real estate agent starting with Kerr Kruger Realty. She eventually moved on to several companies in Escondido before coming back to Kruger Realty in Valley Center.
Lori is survived by her husband Ken Berthelot to whom she was married to for 26 years: daughter Angie Heck & grandson Hayden Heck both of Valley Center CA, sister Barbara & brother in law Bill Crosby along with nephews Phil Crosby & Ian Crosby who all live in Valley Center CA. brother Tom Linley of Valley Center CA, son in law Cal Heck and wife Sharon Heck of Escondido, CA and their sons Joshua Heck and family of Texas & Jeremiah Heck of Escondido CA. She was well-loved by many, many friends here in Valley Center and the surrounding areas.
- Celebration of Life