Roselyn "Dolly" Hekker, family matriarch, quietly passed away surrounded by family on Christmas evening 2023.

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Dolly was born in NYC on December 29, 1925 to Robert and Rose Schambach, and was raised in South Orange, NJ. She was one of nine children. Growing up, Dolly was involved in dance and was constantly on the go as she enjoyed playing all sports.

In 1946, Dolly graduated from Lasell Jr. College in Auburndale, MA. Later that year, Dolly married Henry whom she had known since the age of 14. They met at the North End Beach Club in Spring Lake, NJ where each family summered. They had a wonderful life together raising six children. Together Dolly and Henry enjoyed bowling, camping, and hosting many family gatherings on their back deck.

Dolly was a highly successful realtor in NJ in the 1960s-70s. She attained a place in the Million Dollar Sales Club several years in a row. Dolly enjoyed playing bridge with friends throughout her life. She also liked doing ceramics, antiquing, and spending lots of time with her grandchildren.

Dolly is survived by children Henry (Janice, deceased), Bob (Joy), Ellen (Willie, deceased) Jackson, Barbara (Ken) Gondor, Dick (Stephanie, deceased), daughter-in-law Angela Hekker, and 55 grand, great-grand, and great-great grandchildren.

Dolly is preceded in death by her husband Henry, daughter Rosemary (Byron) Nelson, her parents, and her eight siblings and their spouses.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy with recitation of the Holy Rosary and vigil beginning at 8:00 PM.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 4th at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper. Interment to follow services at Sandy City Cemetery, 700 East 9000 South, Sandy.

Services

Viewing

Wednesday, Jan. 03, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 East Dimple Dell Road
Sandy, UT 84092

Funeral Service

Thursday, Jan. 04, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
300 East 11800 South
Draper, UT 84020

Services Handled By

Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Post Date

Dec 28, 2023

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We were soooo saddened to hear of “Mumsie’s” passing. We all loved her, & know she will be very missed. Please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers during this most difficult time. God’s speed. May she RIP

Marie Joe & Family ❣️❣️❣️

Marie Roberts , San Bruno, CA, US Dec 31, 2023

Hebrews 12:1 says: , “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Welcome to the great cloud of witnesses, Mom.

Robert Hekker , MONROE, WA, US Dec 29, 2023

Hebrews 12:1 says: , “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Welcome to the great cloud of witnesses, Mom.

Robert Hekker , MONROE, WA, US Dec 29, 2023

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