Tronette Pattia Isenhower Hetts departed peacefully from her earthly life on April 29, 2022, following several months of deteriorating health due to contracting COVID-19 last fall.
She was born December 29, 1922, in Martinsville, Indiana, to Tron McClellan Isenhower and Josepha Hodges Isenhower. Tronette was raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey, after her parents divorced and her mother was remarried to Bernard Guettier.
It was there, during WWII, that she met Donald Hetts, her husband of 62 years, who preceded her in death in 2008. At the end of the war, Don and Tronette were married in her hometown, and they resided in Indiana for a short time. When Don resumed his college studies at Denver University, they relocated to Colorado.
Tronette worked for the Gates Rubber Company until their daughter, Ricki Lynn was born, after which she became a full-time homemaker. Tronette was a dedicated community volunteer. Her service work included raising funds to turn Swedish Tuberculosis Sanitorium to a full-service hospital and soliciting donations for United Way, the American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes.
A longtime member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Englewood, Colorado, she sang in the choir and participated in various women’s groups, including the Caroline Divines Quilters, making lap robes for nursing facilities.
She is survived by her only child, Ricki Feist (Ed) of Centennial, CO, two grandsons, Trevor (Britt) of Dusseldorf, Germany, and Trenton (Erica- Ricki) of Centennial, CO and six great grandchildren.
Private graveside service per her request on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the WINGS Foundation, 2000 S. Colorado Boulevard, Tower One, Suite 2000 -1008, Denver, CO 80222.
Thanks to the owners and staff of Rose of Sharon Assisted Living and Lumicare Hospice for their loving and compassionate care, especially during Tronette’s final six months of life.