May 12, 1913 - Aug. 14, 2011
Vada Katherine Heimbigner, passed away at her home Aug. 14, 2011, in Walla Walla.
Vada was born May 12, 1913, in Walla Walla to Fred and Susie Byrnes Barnes. Vada's mother died when Vada was 12 years old. Vada then lived with her grandmother. She attended school on Touchet, and during those years, she met her future husband.
Vada married William Heimbigner on Dec. 6, 1929, in Walla Walla. They resided and farmed west of College Place until 1989, when they moved to their home in Walla Walla.
Vada was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She was a strong supporter of her two sons' athletic endeavors and was always present at their activities.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Wayne Heimbigner; and daughter in-law, Audrey Heimbigner. She is survived by her son, Donal W. Heimbigner of Gresham, Ore.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
At her request, there will be no service and private burial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice through the Herring Funeral Home,315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, WA 99362