Heidi North-fehlen­berg

The Ambler Gazette - - OBITUARIES -

Heidi L. North-Fehlen­berg took her last breath on Sept. 2, 2012, at the young age of 55.

Heidi, daugh­ter of the late Paul D. North Sr. and Louise S. North, was born and lived most of her life in the Philadel­phia area. She was the beloved wife of Jef­frey J. Fehlen­berg, with whom she shared 30 years of mar­riage, and the much missed “mommy” of many “fur kids” Eadopted spe­cial­needs an­i­mals).

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Wis­sahickon High School, Heidi con­tin­ued her ed­u­ca­tion at Bow­man’s Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute, HTBL Fer­lach in Aus­tria, Univer­sity of Phoenix, Tem­ple, DeVry, MCCC, Penn State, the Ge­mo­log­i­cal In­sti­tute of Amer­ica and the Academy of Com­pet­i­tive In­tel­li­gence.

She was a mem­ber of the Lower Gwynedd Green Com­mit­tee, vol­un­teered for the Grey­hound Res­cue and Com­fort Car­ing Ca­nines, and con­trib­uted to Wom­naye & Otuh’an, a hu­man­i­tar­ian UHOLHI HIIRUW WKDW EHQH­fiWV 1Dtive Amer­i­cans in need.

An ac­tive mem­ber of the Na­tive Amer­i­can community, she walked the Red Road Efol­lowed na­tive Amer­i­can tra­di­tions) and loved to dance at pow­wows and gath­er­ings and help where needed in Penn­syl­va­nia, New vork, New Jersey, Delaware, West Vir­ginia and Ok­la­homa, and on reser­va­tions in New jersey and South Dakota.

Heidi and her hus­band em­braced cre­ation and the out­doors and turned their prop­erty into a reg­is­tered wildlife habi­tat. Her Seneca In­dian name, Aweeyayu­sooxwe­exkwe, trans­lates into “Woman Walk­ing With An­i­mals” and UHflHFWV KHU SDVVLRQ IRU DOO cre­ation.

Heidi is sur­vived by her hus­band, Jef­frey J. Fehlen­berg; her brother, Paul North Jr., and his wife, Marie, and niece Loren; nu­mer­ous cousins; six adopted “fur kids” and many “broth­ers and sis­ters” in var­i­ous na­tive com­mu­ni­ties.

Heidi’s funeral ser­vices will be held on Satur­day, Sept. 8, at the Pleas­antville United Church of Christ, 3424 Limekiln Pike, Chal­font, PA 189145, the church where they were mar­ried 30 years ago. Heidi’s fam­ily will re­ceive con­do­lences be­gin­ning at 10:30 a.m., with funeral ser­vices at 11:30 a.m. In­ter­ment will be in the church ceme­tery, fel­low­ship im­me­di­ately af­ter the in­ter­ment. Her na­tive broth­ers and sis­ters are en­cour­aged to wear re­galia. Na­tive cus­toms will be ob­served.

,Q OLHu RI flRZHUV, FRQWULEu­tions may be made to char­i­ties close to Heidi’s heart:

Delaware Val­ley Rap­tor Cen­ter, Bill Streeter, RD 2, Box 9335, Mil­ford, PA 18337 E717-296-6025)

blm­wood Park Zoo of the Nor­ris­town Zoo­log­i­cal So­ci­ety, 1661 Hard­ing Blvd., P.O. Box 348, Nor­ris­town, PA 19404 E610-277-3825)


Genevieve Ken­nett EGam­burg) Mun­son passed away peace­fully at home on Thurs­day, Aug. 23, 2012, at the age of 92.

Genevieve was born on June 25, 1920, in bliz­a­beth, Colo., to the late Cora Gates and Wil­liam Verner Ken­nett. Genevieve lost her mother when she and her sis­ter, brnes­tine, were only 2 and 3. Her fa­ther moved the lit­tle fam­ily to the fam­ily ranch, where they were raised by their grand­par­ents.

Af­ter Genevieve grad­u­ated from high school, she HDUQHG D WHDFKHU’V FHUWLfi­cate, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of her fa­ther who was an ed­u­ca­tor and a judge. Dur­ing World War II, Genevieve moved to Gree­ley, Colo., where she met her hus­band, Sam Gam­burg, a ma­jor in the U.S. Army. She and Sam were mar­ried by the chap­lain at Fort War­ren in Cheyenne, Wyo., in Au­gust 1942. Dur­ing their time in the mil­i­tary at Fort War­ren, Genevieve had her two chil­dren, bd­ward and Linda. Af­ter the war ended, in ’45, Sam and Genevieve packed their toddlers, their lit­tle dog and all their be­long­ings and drove cross­coun­try to Hat­boro, Pa., where Sam’s fam­ily lived. Here, Genevieve and Sam re­united with his fam­ily as Sam part­nered with his fa­ther and brother to run their fam­ily busi­ness,

Genevieve (Gam­burg) Mun­son

Heidi NorthFehlen­berg

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