Carolyn Heh

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, December 10, 2022
St Gerard Catholic Church
640 Edrie St NE
Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Obituary of Carolyn Paige Heh

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Carolyn Paige (DeWitt) Heh was born in Louisville, KY. On May 1, 1938 to Leo T. DeWitt and Doris R. (Clarke) Dewitt.  She died at home on November 24, 2022 in Aiken, SC.  She is survived by her husband George J. Heh, her daughter, Rebecca Murphy (Ralph) of Bryson City, NC, her son, George T. Heh (Robin) of Jacksonville FL, a brother, Dennis DeWitt of Shepherdsville, KY and a sister, Margaret Moore (Donald) of Louisville KY. Her parents, Leo and Doris, and her twin brother Thomas F. DeWitt have predeceased her. There are four grandchildren, Amanda Heh of Fayetteville, NC, Tatum Paige Albertine (Alex) of Bangkok, Thailand, George C. Heh of Chesapeake VA and Laura E. Lindsay of Lexington, KY. Margaret Paige Albertine is her only great-grandchild.

Carolyn and George were married in Fern Creek, KY in 1959.

She attended Ursuline College in Louisville, KY and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.

She was an elementary school teacher for many years, then became a specialist in originating and managing programs aimed at assisting and educating single mothers, pre-school, and small children. She was recognized for this work in 2003 by a commendation from Governor Mike Johanns of Nebraska.

After retirement and relocation to Aiken in 2003 she became very active in two garden clubs and two book clubs, one of which was co-founded by Carolyn and a good friend.

She was active in educating seniors in basic home computing through the SeniorNet and McGrath Learning Center programs at USCA. She was the Volunteer Manager, a Classroom Coach and served as Coordinator of the programs for several years. During her term as Coordinator she led a major reorganization which resulted in the group separating from the national organization and its incorporation as an independent organization in South Carolina.

She remains a well-loved member of St. Gerard’s Parish in Aiken.

Carolyn was initiated into Chapter FM of the P.E.O. Sisterhood in Beatrice, Nebraska in 2000 and was very active in Chapter B in Aiken.  In South Carolina she served as Chapter B President and worked as a local and state-wide committee chair of many projects and programs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00AM at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 640 Edrie St NE, Aiken, SC 29801.  

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to Cottey College, 1000 W. Austin Blvd, Nevada, MO 64772.

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.

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