Beverly Earlene Heckman (Gundlach)
December 4, 2020
Beverly was born in Ekalaka on August 23, 1931. She was the 8th child of 14 children to George and Frances (Garcia) Gundlach. Her early years were spent near Opechee Park and later her family moved down the road to the old Jones' Place. Beverly enjoyed her growing up with her large family of brothers and sisters. They had many adventures.
When Beverly was 4 years old, she would sneak off to country school with her brothers and sisters. After a few too many trips by her mom, the teacher told her, "you might as well let her stay, because she is doing all the work anyway." That began her schoo...