Harriet Gay Crider Heckendorn

Harriet Gay Crider Heckendorn, 97, of La Marque, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019, in Galveston.  Harriet was born November 25, 1921, in Galveston, Texas, to Joseph and Nina Ava Mann Gay.  Harriet was a retired accountant from Pan-American Chemical Company. She was a Charter member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, a member of the Ladies Alter Guild and of the Dickinson VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Stanley V. Crider and John H. Heckendorn, and one brother, Joseph M Gay, Jr.. She is survived by three daughters: Jeanine Crider Gunderson (Brian), Colette Crider Willis (Thomas) and Darla Crider Collins (James); two sons: Alan Crider (Mary) and Bradley Crider; two step children: Barbara Heckendorn and Aletha Heckendorn; one sister: Nina Gay Mora; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.  A service will be held at 10:00am Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Father Chacko Puthmayil officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.


  1. Alan I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very sweet woman.
    Moms are one of the sweetest parts of our heart.

    Dianna Schmidt Davis
  2. Dearest Jeanine … my heart and prayers are with all of your family at the loss of your mother.

    Melinda Saracini
  3. My condolences goes out to the family. My love to all. God Bless.

    Marilyn Brown
  4. I can remember hearing about your Mom & Dad and my Mom & Dad double dating during WWII. They stayed friends after they were married and both had their families. So sorry to hear about your Mothers passing.

    Armelia Nelson Lindsay
  5. My heart goes out to each one of you. I miss you all and want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Janet Jones

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