Lucile Marie Hecht

August 13, 1917January 9, 2021

Lucile Marie Hecht, age 103, of Denver, Colorado, passed away on January 9, 2021 at Clear Creek Care Center in Westminster, CO.

Lucile was born on the family farm to homesteaders, Chris and Rose Kahre, on August 13, 1917 in Osgood, Colorado. She was the oldest of five daughters. The family moved to Denver in 1929. She attended Emmaus Lutheran School and graduated from North High School. She married George W. Hecht on April 4, 1937 – together they had 3 children, Sonja Yvonne, Kenneth George, and Joyce Lucile. They enjoyed square dancing and playing pinochle with family and friends. They enjoyed exploring and camping in the mountains of Colorado and fishing in it's beautiful lakes. They owned a cabin in Evergreen where they hosted Thanksgiving for the family for many years. Lucile was a caregiver to elderly family members and cared for many children in the family as well. She was also a Den Mother for her son’s Cub Scout Troop. She was welcoming and inclusive and had many friends.

In addition to the abundance of sewing she did for her own family, she was an accomplished seamstress and dressmaker and taught sewing at an opportunity school. She worked at Frederick’s Fabrics for several years. She was very involved with Emmaus Lutheran Church and that extended to the school when she drove the school bus for Emmaus Lutheran School for many years. Lucile was also the I.B.E.W. treasurer for 10 years, as well as a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church later in her life. She was dearly loved by her family and all who knew her.

Lucile is preceded in death by her husband, George W. Hecht; her parents Chris and Rose Kahre; her daughters Sonja Chilson and Joyce Schaffer; her sisters Velda Hecht and Harriet Couillard.

She is survived by her son, Ken Hecht of Grand Junction, CO; her sisters Doris Beverly of Broomfield, CO and Evelyn Elliott of Lakewood, CO; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are pending, being made through Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary.

Donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


26 February

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

2100 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, Colorado 80214

26 February

Committal Service

Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery

7777 West 29th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033


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Barbara Shaw

January 16, 2021

Lucille was a spectacular lady!! I am Grammie to Tim & Jeni 's kids..1st time I met her Kylan introduced her to me as Grammie...Lucile turned to me and said call me 'OLD GRAMMIE' & I that I could be Grammie!! She won my heart then...many years ago!! Wonderful woman and will be missed by all!!

Richard & JoyRene' Neel

January 15, 2021

Hello Everyone, Richard and I met Lucile,(Mom) as she liked us to call her at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Longmont. She was always so beautiful and had such a wonderful smile and a great personality. We became friends and used to visit her when she lived at Longview in Longmont and loved her coffee. We treated her with our company and showered her with love as she was so easy to love!!! We would talk on the phone and she graced us with so much wisdom and tales of her life, which was such a fun and wonderful adventure! We'll miss her dearly and the visits and talks, but know she's now "home" with our Lord and Savior! We hope all the memories all of you have will give you peace and we will keep all of you in thought and prayer!!! Bless all of you!!!

Jeni Shaw

January 14, 2021

I will always remember all the love she had for all of her great grandchildren, and then her great great grandchildren! I am filled with warm memories of fishing trips, camping trips, family dinners, and all the times she took care of me as a child. She was an incredibly special woman and she will be so missed!