Ruth Lorraine (Heck) Rochelle
|Posted 2021-01-13 by mhenderson|
|Published in Today's News Herald on Jan. 13, 2021 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
Ruth Lorraine Heck Rochelle, 81, died from covid-19 on Jan. 5, 2021 at
Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell, New Mexico. She was born
August 30, 1939 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the daughter of Richard Frank
and Reba M. Heck.
Ruth graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a master's
degree in psychology and then worked thirty years as a rehabilitation
counselor; first for the State of New Mexico and then in private
practice. She made many friends along the way.
Ruth married her longtime sweetheart, William Everett Rochelle on Oct.
20, 1959 in Arkansas City, Kansas. They had four children, William
Edward, Sabrina Michelle, Elizabeth Rhea and Richard Daniel. In 2005,
they retired to Lake Havasu City where they spent 15 happy years. In
2019, they celebrated their 60th anniversary with friends and family
in Lake Havasu City and shortly after returned to Roswell, New Mexico
to be with their son, Danny, his wife Liz, and other family.
She was active in several churches including New Hope Church in Lake
Havasu City and Berrendo Baptist Church in Roswell. Ruth spent as much
as her leisure time as possible sewing and belonged to several sewing
groups. She brightened many people's lives with her carefully crafted
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Marilee
and her oldest son, Eddie Rochelle. Surviving in addition to her
husband, Everett, are her daughters (Sabrina and Beth) and her son
(Danny) and their loving spouses. Ruth and Everett were blessed with
eleven grandchildren and currently have eleven great grandchildren.
All have been a source of great pride.
Ruth's mortal remains were cremated by Anderson Bethany in Roswell and
will later be spread by her family per her instructions. At this time,
a memorial service is not planned due to Covid-19, but your notes of
remembrance would be greatly appreciated. The family asks that in lieu
of flowers you donate to the Alzheimer's Association or first
responders to honor those who cared for her at the end.
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