Kay Heikkila

March 29, 1948 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 73)


Katherin (“Kay”) Heikkila, 73, born March 29, 1948, passed away at home in Myrtle Point on November 3, 2021. Born and raised in Aberdeen Washington to Warren Edwards and Pearl King Edwards, she moved to Coquille with her husband Paul in 1969. She worked as a hair stylist before getting her bachelor’s degree at the age of 42 from the University of Oregon in Planning, Public Policy and Management. She then worked for the Coos Bay-North Bend Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Oregon Community College, and Heritage Place Assisted Living before retiring in her early 60s. In her free time, Kay was a master gardener and member of the Coquille Valley Garden Club, active in her church, a volunteer for the League of Women Voters, member of several area Rotary Clubs and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and part of the cast and crew at the Sawdust Theater for many summers. She also loved walking on the beach with her dogs, baking, card games, and laughing with her friends and family. She is survived by her sister Noel; husband Paul; daughters Danelle and Tanya; sons-in-law Cliff and Todd; and grandchildren Alaric, Annika, Claire, and Isaac.  Donations can be made in Kay’s honor to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

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Memorial Service
November 13, 2021

1:00 PM
Pioneer United Methodist Church
180 N. Baxter
Coquille, Oregon 97423

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