Sandy Heffelfinger - January 25, 2011

Sandy Heffelfinger, 69, of Aurora, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at her home in Aurora.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Assembly of God Church in Aurora. Pastor Jim Garfield will officiate. Burial will be in the Beaver Crossing Cemetery in Beaver Crossing at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Sandra Sue Heffelfinger, daughter of John and Jane (Colvert) Fox, was born in Omaha on April 3, 1941.
Sandy grew up in Beaver Crossing and graduated from Beaver Crossing High School in 1958.
Sandy was united in marriage to James Heffelfinger in 1961 and to this union were born three children, Douglas David, Deneen Jane and Dawn Ruth.
Following their marriage they resided in Lincoln until 1972 when they moved to Tempe, Arizona until 1982. In 1982 they moved to Aurora, Colo. where they made their home until 1989 and then they moved to Aurora where they have made their home since. Sandy worked in the accounting field for 25 years, which she really enjoyed. She worked for three years at Super Foods in Aurora and then she worked for her son and daughter-in-law in their store in York. Sandy then went to work for the state of Nebraska as a caregiver for the state and private homes. This was the most fulfilling job to her and she made an awful lot of special friends.
Sandy’s greatest joy was her six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Each one had a special place in her heart. She enjoyed camping, playing the piano and crocheting.
She was a member of the Assembly of God Church where she served as secretary/treasurer. Sandy was also a member of the Eastern Star throughout her life. She was a 50 year member.
Those who remain to cherish her memory are her husband, Jim; son, Douglas (Terri) Heffelfinger; daughters, Deneen (Rich) Denny and Dawn Flores; six grandchildren, Jessica, Erin, Corey, Ashley, Dillion and Olivia and one great-granddaughter, Akyra; brothers, Larry (Jolene) Fox and David (Pam) Fox; sister, Ginny (Chris) Childers; and nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

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