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Merry Catherine Hejny

Merry Catherine Hejny passed into eternity on the evening of Feb. 18 after a long battle with lymphatic cancer. She was 48 years old. Merry, a long-time resident of the Truckee and Grass Valley area. She was greatly loved and respected by her friends and community whom she served wholeheartedly out of her devotion to Christ Jesus. She is survived by her husband John Hejny and 10 children: Donald, Catherine, Cassandra, Josiah, Lydia, Jonny, Dorothy, Grace, TJ,and Isaiah as well as her mother Mary Lou Andrews, step dad Norm, her sisters Sherri and Gina Nichols, her father Don Nichols and her stepmom Joan. She will be sorely missed.

A fund to assist the family has been established at Plumas Bank. Those wishing to contribute should ask for the John and Merry Hejny Medical Fund.

A celebration service honoring her life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 at Foothill Christian Fellowship at 1100 Sugar Pine Rd. in Meadow Vista. To get there from Truckee, take I-80 eastbound to the Meadow Vista exit. Turn right on Meadow Vista, continue through the stoplight, and turn left on Sugar Pine rd. and right into church.