Kenneth William Hehr, of League City, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023 in Houston, Texas at the age of 70. He was born on November 27, 1952 in Kemmerer, Wyoming to Fred and Frances Hehr.
Ken married his high school sweetheart, Sally, in 1974. He spent his career as a Pipefitter/Welder, and was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 193. He was employed at Amoco Casper, Wyoming then transferred to Amoco Texas City in 1992. He was an avid outdoorsman which began early in his life with his father, Fred, and his brothers, Bob and Gary. He loved to spend time hunting and fishing in both Wyoming and Texas with his friends and family. He brought them together through shared trips to Port Mansfield and Wyoming. His most recent hobby was shooting skeet every Sunday with Jamie, Scotty, Buzz, Kyle, Don, and Greg. His other pastime was watching all 162 Astros games. His love of the Astros began in the early 90s when he made Texas his new home. He would bring Stephanie and Jason to the Astrodome to sit in the outfield. He would say, “get your gloves ready the air conditioning is blowing out.“ Ken was a loving and attentive father to Stephanie and Jason. He never missed a volleyball, basketball, baseball, or football game. He always had the right thing to say at the right time to help them manage any hurdle that life brought them, and as they went on to have their own families this strong foundation of communication continued. He enjoyed the open road on his motorcycle and shared his adventures with with many friends including his son-in-law, Joe, and the 356 motorcycle club. He was lucky enough to have friends in Texas and from Wyoming that became family. He never missed a party for Tori and Taryn who were like daughters to him. Spending time with his grandchildren, Sophie, Emily, and William, have now earned top honors. He loved all the cuddles and laughs, and was quick to take on any and all grandbabysitter duties, watch Sophie play soccer, chat on the phone with Emily, snuggle with William, and snuggle with Emily and Sophie. He gave the best snuggles. Ken was quick to be of service to his friends and family, and happy to take on any household or mechanical project. Ken was Sally’s one true love with a lasting marriage of 48 years. Ken and Sally spent their early years of marriage going on motorcycle trips and horseback riding in the mountains, and went on to continue their travels via car or cruise ship.
Ken is preceded in death by his twin brother, Keith Hehr, his parents, Fred and Frances Hehr, and his older brother, Robert Hehr.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Hehr; his daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Joe Beauregard; his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kari Hehr; and grandchildren, Sophie and Emily Beauregard, and William Hehr; his brother and wife, Gary and Rebecca Hehr; his sister and husband, Linda and Chuck Walters.
A memorial will be held on Sunday the 30th of April, 2023 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at Crowder Funeral Home 1645 East Main Street League City, TX 77573
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to MD Anderson https://www.mdanderson.org/donors-volunteers/donate.html or a donation to the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Bank https://www.giveblood.org/