Anna Margaretta “Maggie” Hetrick, a resident of Wallowa County most of her life, died March 20, 1982, at Valley View Manor in La Grande, one week before her 100th birthday.
Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on March 27, 1882, she was the daughter of Peter and Gertrude Anna Huber Goebel and the oldest of 10 children. The family moved to Wallowa County from Humbolt County, Wisconsin, in 1888.
On November 27, 1907, she was married to Calvin Hetrick in Wallowa, and she spent her adult life as a homemaker. Her husband died in 1938. During World War II Mrs. Hetrick served as a “Sky watcher”, a patrol to spot enemy aircraft.
Mrs. Hetrick was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Wallowa and of the Alter Society there. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Kruse Post.
Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Mitts of Alamo, California; brothers Charles and William Goebel, both of Wallowa; a sister Christina Wealty of Enterprise, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A daughter, Cora Gilsenan, preceded her in death.
Rosary was said Tuesday evening, March 23 at the Bollman Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was offered the next day by the Rev. Leo Eckerle at St. Pius X Church. Organist for the service was Rita Haun. Pallbearers were Bud and Joe Haun, Leo and Ron Goebel, Fred Murphy and Bill Fisher. Honorary bearers were William and Charles Goebel. Interment was in the Wallowa Cemetery.
Contributed by: Phyllis Tuning