7/18/1921 - 11/4/2021
On July 18, 2021 Alma Owens Heck celebrated her 100th birthday. Family and friends from as far as the east coast, gathered to pour love on this beautiful woman. Even though dementia had begun to affect her understanding, her sweet spirit was high and she had a glorious day. Sadly, her son Sterling passed away just four days later, which was a great loss and sadness for Alma.
In September, Alma and her daughter Karen moved to Arizona where Alma peacefully passed away on Nov. 4, 2021 with Karen by her side. She was the youngest of 10 children, wife to Elva, mother to Sterling and grandmother to Lara. All these and many friends had passed before her, but she lived with the promise and hope that she would see them again.
She loved serving at the Carpinteria Family Baptist Church since 1969. We believe she is now celebrating life in heaven with her Savior Jesus Christ and all who went before.
Those of us still here; daughter Karen, granddaughter Jessica and her husband Bud, grandson Adam and his wife Nina, and great-granddaughter Kendal and her fiancé Jacob, all live with the same promise that, in Christ, someday we will all be together again. Such a great hope we have in Jesus.
The family is looking for a time late spring, to meet back in Carpinteria, as most live outside of California. We will have a memorial at the Family Baptist Church and a small family gathering at the cemetery to bury the ashes of mom, Sterling and Lara. Thank all of you who loved Alma, be happy she is with her Lord, as this is what she would want.