Hildegarde "Helen" Ernst

Female 1929 - 2017  (88 years)


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  • Name Hildegarde "Helen" Ernst 
    Born 3 Jul 1929  Lodz, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Hildegarde  [1
    Died 22 Sep 2017  California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • at home in the care of her family.
    Buried Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1647  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 

    Family Andrew Eugene "Jack" Hennessee,   b. 23 May 1929, Palmer, Grundy County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1977, Los Altos, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1953  Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Patricia Susan Hennessee
     2. Peggy Ann Hennessee
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1929 - Lodz, Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Sep 1953 - Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Sep 2017 - California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: unknown
      Lodz
      Lodzkie, Poland
      Death: Sep. 22, 2017
      California, USA

      Our Mom (and Oma), Hildegarde "Helen" Ernst Hennessee, passed away on September 22, 2017, as she had wished, at home in the care of her family.

      Mom was born in Lodz, Poland. She and her mother escaped foreign invasion when she was only 14 years old. They immigrated to Bavaria to live with family until mom met her future husband, Andrew "Jack" Hennessee (predeceased) while she worked as a translator at the Air Force base at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Mom immigrated to the U.S. shortly thereafter and always expressed pride in becoming an American citizen.

      Mom and Dad were married in Biloxi, MS in 1952. Together they followed his career back and forth across the country and welcomed 2 daughters. Mom worked as a secretary at West Chester College in Pennsylvania before the family returned to the Bay Area, where she served as the Machine Shop secretary at NASA / Ames Research Center, Moffett Field for over 20 years.

      Mom was entirely independent and sharp-minded her entire life. She loved to travel and took our family on trips to many countries. She was a wonderful photographer, always taking beautiful photos of her adventures. She loved her fruit trees, roses and lilacs in the garden, but first and foremost she was fiercely devoted to her family. We were blessed by her care.

      She is survived by daughters Patti Hennessee (husband Don Carlisle) and Peggy Hennessee, her grandchildren Remy Hennessee, Jack Hennessee, and Joseph & James Hennessee-Bresett, former sons-in-law Richard Bresett and Patrick Campbell, her nieces Sybil Arevalo, Renee Jarosz and their families, nephew Carlos Jarosz and his family, many cousins including the Hennessees, Jacksons, Lisicic's and Wackers, and dear friends Richard, Ingrid, Marie, Louise and others.

      She will rest with her husband Jack at Alta Mesa Cemetery. A private memorial will be held at 1:00pm on October 14, 2017. Family and friends may contact Patti or Peggy for details. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the American Cancer Society.

      We will always love you Mom!

      Source: Los Altos Town Crier, October 4, 2017.

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Andrew Eugene Hennessee (1929 - 1977)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Alta Mesa Memorial Park
      Palo Alto
      Santa Clara County
      California, USA

      Created by: Mark Utley
      Record added: Oct 12, 2017
      Find A Grave Memorial# 184225454 [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S154] Ancestry.Com - Social Security Death Index.

    2. [S11709] "Mrs Hildegarde "Helen" Ernst Hennessee", Obituary, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hennessee&GSb.