Kenneth William Hehr

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  or a donation to the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Bank


  1. Sally, Stephanie and Jason, we are so very sorry for your profound loss. Ken meant so much to so many people, but none more than you. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God Bless and comfort you all.
    With love,
    Bubba, Tricia & Carter Dee (and family)

    Patricia Dee
  2. To the a family of Ken Hehr my deepest condolences. Ken will be sadly missed, and I pray that God sends the Holy Spirit to comfort you.

    Howard Hooter
  3. So sorry for your loss, great person to be around, was proud I could call him my friend. he will be missed, may peace be with him and his family.

  4. Sally and family,

    We are so sorry for your great loss. We first met you and Ken in Houston a few months before your son, Jason, and our daughter, Kari, were married in 2019. Ken was a very warm and outgoing person; we were so pleased that our families became connected through our children’s marriage. Ken had wonderful stories to share and we always looked forward to our visits to Houston. During these visits we saw Ken express his special love for his son, Jason, and his grandson, William, with sincere words and long hugs. Ken will be deeply missed.

    Gary & Laurel Hartmann
  5. What a shock hearing Ken’s passing. Sally, our prayers are with you and the family. At these times we look back thinking wondering why we don’t get together more. This We regret.
    We will be thinking of you and your family.

    Bob and Florence Hayes
  6. Sally, Stephanie and Jason

    Kenny was such a great guy and a wonderful Godfather. So grateful you have so many memories to keep his smile in your heart. Dad and he are having fun in Heaven.

    Jena and Jamie Smith
  7. Dear Sally, Stephanie and Jason,

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and want to express our sincere sympathies to all of you and your families of Kenny’s passing. Kenny was more than just a good friend to us but always there for us, as well. We truly valued his friendship, respected him and his outlook on life. We have so many fond memories with him over the many years, and with all of you. We will miss him so much!

    We love you and are here for you,
    Tom and Gayle Divine

    Tom and Gayle Divine
  8. Sally, Stephanie and Jason,

    Thinking back on memories of Kenny and all of you. Good memories of good times. We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you. I know one old fitter and buddy from local 193 is there to greet him on this journey.. Love you guys and call if you need anything up here.

    Bill and Sarah Edmondson

    Sarah & Bill Edmondson
  9. Praying for peace, comfort and strength 🙏

    Julie Scarborough
  10. Dear Sally and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you as you say goodbye amongst good friends and family. <3 <3 <3 Sending healing thoughts. <3 <3 <3

    Sue Schmidt Dietrich (Collecting Nation)

    Sue Dietrich
  11. Dear Sally and family,
    Kenny was such a great guy. I’m sure his sense of humor and oneriness are going to be greatly missed.
    You are in my prayers.
    Mary Comeau (the first one 😉)

    Mary Comeau
  12. Sally, I’m so sorry to hear about Kenny. He was an awesome man, lots of fun to be around and always smiling. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you guys but thought of you often. Big hugs!

    Linda O'Donnell
  13. Dear Sally, Jason and Stephanie,
    We were so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. So many great memories and good times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and hugs!

    Carol & Bill Larson

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