Cecil W Heynderickx
CECIL WILLIAM HEYNDERICKX was born on June 2, 1899 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, the son of the late George Heynderickx and Josephine (Delahaut) Heynderickx. In 1902 he moved with his family to Tumtum, Washington, where he received his early education. In 1914 they moved to Oregon, settling in the Roy community, where he attended and graduated from the St. Francis School. Upon his graduation he attended the Sweeney Automobile & Tractor Mechanic School in Kansas City, Missouri, having graduated in 1919 with his certificate. He then traveled to San Francisco, California where he resided until 1921 when he returned to Roy. He was united in marriage to Anna Mary Kemper on October 18, 1921 at Verboort, Oregon. Following their marriage they resided on the Frank farm in the Fernhill District of Forest Grove. They later purchased the Moon farm near Schefflin, which they owned and operated until 1961 when they purchased their present home on Marsh Road in Verboort. Mr. Heynderickx worked as a farmer for many years having raised row crops. In 1962 he retired at the age of 63, due to heart illness. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church, having been an active member of the Visitation Catholic Church in Verboort, where he served on the committee to construct the existing sanctuary building. Mr. Heynderickx was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Dairy Association of Oregon. Among his special interests he enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially steelhead. He also had a special love for collecting Indian Artifacts, as he donated his large collection to the Washington County Museum. Mr. Heynderickx was preceded in death by his wife, Anna, on July 31, 1988 at Forest Grove, Oregon, after celebrating over 66 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Mr. Heynderickx died Wednesday evening, February 8, 1989 at the Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin F. and Virginia Heynderickx of Mt. Angel, Oregon; and Cecil Jr. and Joan Heynderickx of Cornelius, Oregon; and a daughter and son-in-law, Juanita M. and Joe Schmidlkofer of Verboort, Oregon. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren and 40 greatgrandchildren. The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Visitation Cemetery Endowment Fund, Rt. 2, Box 224, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116, in his memory.