R.I.P. Mom

Clarice Heenan, June 13, 1927 -- February 2, 2012

My dear mother, Clarice P. Heenan, born June 13, 1927 in Ottawa, Kansas, passed away February 2, 2012 at Rideout Hospital while surrounded by her loving family.

My Mom was the youngest child of H. Everett and Winifred Markham, and was preceded in death by her son Craig Lloyd, and her siblings William, Bud, and Elnora. She graduated from Ottawa Senior High in 1945.

A resident of Live Oak for over 60 years, she was a long time employee of the Bank of America, and served as the Operations Manager in Live Oak and Colusa. She loved to fish and most weekends could be found on the Feather and Sacramento rivers hoping to land a record setting salmon, steelhead, or whatever other fish were in the area. Her 40 pound stripped bass has long been mounted on a wall in her home. She was also an avid card player and played Pinochle with the same group of women for over 40 years, as well as with close friends at her kitchen table.

She was also a devoted fan of the San Francisco 49ers, and watched Steve Young’s final game from the stands during the 1999 Week 3 Monday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals.

My Mom had many friends and enjoyed spending time with them. As anyone who has every dropped by her home knows, she loved good food and was happy to share whatever was on the stove. She was well liked, highly respected, and not shy about letting someone know what was on her mind.

She is survived by her life partner, Henry Chan; her daughters Katherine Heenan and Karen Sindelar; grandchildren Shelby, Jesse, Jay, Chad, and Shawn; son-in-law Thomas Dooley; and daughter-in-law Fai Lloyd.

She was a determined, independent, and feisty lady, and I loved her with all my being.

Rest in Peace Mom

Sorrow makes us all children again –
destroys all differences of intellect. 
The wisest know nothing. 

– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

This entry was posted in Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to R.I.P. Mom

  1. johnson327@cox.net says:

    Katherine, we are so sorry for your loss. We did not know your mom, but based on your stories it sounded like she lived a good life. Despite this, I know it’s hard to give up a loved one. 🙂 Love, Vickie and Jim

  2. Doc says:

    What a wonderful tribute to your mom.

  3. Amy Harnish says:

    I have fond memories of Clarice from my childhood. She and Henry would spoil me with shrimp, while Phillip and Dorris Widener would spoil us back with steaks……. I remember them playing cards together when Tricia and I were just kids. I am so sorry for your loss, Katherine. May the wonderful memories that you have of her carry you through this tough time. Sending good thoughts and well wishes. Amy Harnish (Mona’s daughter)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s