LONG BEACH - Martha Rosely Hein, age 88, of Ocean Park, passed away on Tuesday evening July 29, 2008, in Ocean View Convalescent Center in Long Beach. She was born in Harrah on Feb. 29, 1920, to William and Mary Eichler.
On Jan. 8, 1939, she married Gottlieb Hein and they formed a farming partnership with his parents near Wapato.
In 1945 the couple left the farm and moved to Yakima where they operated a milk hauling business. In 1952 they became partners in the Eichler Garbage Disposal Company and moved to Terrace Heights. In 1970 they moved to Wenatchee where they entered into a business partnership with their son, Dennis, and his wife, Nancy.
They retired in 1978 and enjoyed going south for 21 winters. Mrs. Hein enjoyed family events, ocean fishing trips and cooking for others. She was a very special mother and grandmother - her family was her world. She had recently moved to the Long Beach Peninsula and thoroughly loved walking on the beach and visiting with Dennis, Nancy and "Big Nick."
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Hein and wife Nancy of Nahcotta and Dr. Randy Hein and wife Deleda of East Wenatchee; five grandchildren, Megan Peterson, Deena Rataezyk, Lance Hein, Dr. Ryan Hein and Celeste Gregg; six great-grandchildren, Leela Peterson, Eli Peterson, Olivia Rataezyk, Cooper Rataezyk, Lauren Rataezyk and Maeva Hein; a brother, Richard Eichler and two sisters, Freida Brulotte and Lenora Anabel. She was preceded in death by her husband Gottlieb; four brothers, William Eichler Jr., Reinhold Eichler, Arthur Eichler and Edward Eichler; four sisters, Alma Markwood, Hannah Deines, Esther LeRoss and Ella Baucum.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 2, at the Keith and Keith Terrace Heights Chapel. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Golden Sands Life Trail, 21608 "O" Lane, Ocean Park, WA 98640.