Frank Heacock, Jr
Sept. 11, 1924 - Aug. 5, 2011
WALLA WALLA - Frank Ahern Heacock Jr., 86, died Aug. 5, 2011, at Washington Odd Fellows Home, 534 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla.
Frank was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Troy, N.Y., to Frank Ahern and Grace Calhoun Heacock Sr. He graduated from high school in Princeton, N.J., and received a degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. On March 23, 1963, he and Diane Kavanaugh married in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple in Mesa, Ariz. Frank worked as an engineer for nearly 40 years, supporting his wife and seven children. They moved to Walla Walla in 1987 from Montrose, Colo.
He and his wife had their own "Welcome World" organization, welcoming newcomers to the community in La Grande and Baker City, the Lewiston/Clarkston area as well as here in Walla Walla. An ordained Patriarch of the church and a youth leader, Frank was a member of the First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Walla Walla. His beloved wife and sweetheart passed away March 27, 2004.
Frank is survived by three daughters, Laura Ann Kochanski of Colorado, and Lisa Marie Rochat and Rebecca Anne Harmon both of Walla Walla; four sons, James Frank Heacock of Hawaii, David Mark Heacock of Tucson, Ariz., Gregory Scott Heacock of Portland and Michael Joseph Heacock of Marysville, Wash.; a brother, Douglas CalhounHeacock of Clermont, Fla.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla. The funeral service will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1821 S. Second Ave. Bishop Robert Grandstaff will officiate. The graveside service and burial with military honors will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. Second Ave.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America through the funeral home.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.