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In Memory of

Colleen Herendon

October 16, 1926 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


Herendon, Colleen Heck, age 88, of Knoxville and Sevierville passed away Friday March 27, 2015 at the family home with her devoted husband by her side. Colleen was born October 16 1926 in Newport Tn the daughter of Minnis and Nellie Lintz Ottinger. At an early age the family moved to Knoxville. After graduating from Knoxville High School, she met her 1st husband Robert Heck .Robert was attending the University of Tennessee under the pilot cadet training program US Air Corp. After marrying they moved to Washington State. When WWII was over they moved back...

Herendon, Colleen Heck, age 88, of Knoxville and Sevierville passed away Friday March 27, 2015 at the family home with her devoted husband by her side. Colleen was born October 16 1926 in Newport Tn the daughter of Minnis and Nellie Lintz Ottinger. At an early age the family moved to Knoxville. After graduating from Knoxville High School, she met her 1st husband Robert Heck .Robert was attending the University of Tennessee under the pilot cadet training program US Air Corp. After marrying they moved to Washington State. When WWII was over they moved back to Knoxville to raise their family. Many years after Roberts passing she met the 2nd love of her life - Vernon Herendon. Vernon had recently moved back to East Tn after a 32 year career in California. Colleen took early retirement from Fulton High School so they could travel. With a blended family of 6 children- 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren they always had company in their mountain home. When not traveling, Colleen enjoyed gardening, cooking and entertaining. The Mountain Home was nicknamed "Camp Grandma"- all the grandkids spent their summers and vacations there. She was known for her kind heart and generous nature. At a recent family gathering no one could ever remember an unkind word or deed from Grandma. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 30 years, Vernon Herendon; her sons Billy Heck- Tim and Lisa Heck- Daughter Judy and Paul Newcomb and her step daughters Merry Ann Hensley- Tina Fox of Huntington Beach, Ca and Laura Herendon. She also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5-7pm on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Family and friends will meet at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home at 12:45pm on Friday, April 3rd to go in procession to the graveside service in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com