La Grande, Oregon
Jean Hecht, 86, of Wilsonville and formerly of La Grande died April 11.
Mrs. Hecht was born April 20, 1920, to Drs. Joseph and Margaret Ingle in La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School and earned bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Oregon where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She earned a pilot’s license and taught high school in Vale and Corvallis. She served in the Navy and was stationed in Lakehurst, N.J., where she married Irwin Hecht. The couple moved to Portland nine years ago to be closer to family.
She was an avid bridge player and a member of PEO and the First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield, Ill., where she served as a deacon. She was also involved in many other philanthropic organizations.
Survivors include her husband of Wilsonville; daughters, Pamela Irby of London, England, and Victoria Clemens of Portland; two grandchildren and a sister, Mary Hearing of La Grande. A daughter, Susan R. Hecht, died earlier.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 23, 2006, Published: September 26, 2006