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Delphia Ruth Hein
March 5, 1921–October 22, 2019

Delphia Ruth Hein, 98, of Eugene, Oregon passed away Tuesday, October 22. She was born in Durham, Kansas to Benjamin C. and Anna (Socolofsky) Frick.

Delphia grew up on a farm in Kansas. In 1955, she moved to Idaho. Then, in 1964, she moved to the Oregon coast with her family. She lived various cities in Oregon until her death in Eugene.

She received her master's degree at the University of Oregon. She was a school teacher from the age of 19 until 1982, when she retired. She taught elementary school in Kansas, Idaho, and Oregon and K–8 Music in Reedsport. She was active in music in all the various churches she attended, playing piano and singing. She was an accomplished pianist.

Delphia Ruth Hein



Delphia enjoyed music, flower gardening, and traveling.

She is survived by daughter Pamela and her husband, Randy Henderson; grandsons Justin and his wife, Margaret, Ryan and his wife, Rachel, and Jared and his wife, Emily; great grandsons Gabe Giles and his fiancée, Jordan, Emmett, Carson, and Ivan Henderson; and great granddaughters Gretel and Laura Henderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd E. Hein, in 2008; son, Michael Hein, in 2019; sister, Judy Sloan, in 2006; and great grandson, Nolan Grant Henderson, in 2018.

The memorial service will be at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, at First Christian Church; 1250 Nyssa Street, Junction City. Private burial took place at Gilliland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Nolan Henderson Memorial Scholarship (Delphia's great grandson). Please send to LBCC Foundation (with Nolan Henderson in the memo), 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, OR 97321.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.


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