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.
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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