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Anchorage resident Hedwig "Heddy" Thomas, 84, died May 10, 2007, at home after a short illness.
A service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel, 1707 S. Bragaw St. She will be buried at a later date with her husband and infant daughter at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.
Heddy was born July 20, 1922, in Nuremberg, Germany. She had lived in Anchorage since 1956. She worked in Germany as a secretary during World War II and at the Nuremberg Trials after the war. She was also the secretary for the Department of Defense in Nuremberg from 1949 to 1951.
She worked for the Military Exchange at Fort Ord in California, at Fort Lewis in Washington in 1953 and at Fort Richardson in 1956. She worked for the Alaska Department of Highways from 1968 until her retirement in 1975.
Heddy was Roman Catholic. She enjoyed fishing, golf, history and traveling.
Her family wrote: "Heddy had a heart of gold. She had so many great friends and she would talk on the phone by the hour. She loved to reminisce about war times and working for the Nuremberg Trials. Heddy traveled a lot here and abroad. She loved history and exploring. Heddy and Tommy became 'snowbirds' to Arizona for many years. Many friends and relatives visited them there and here in Alaska."
She is survived by her niece, Renate Ems, and nephew Peter Zimmerman, both of Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James, and an infant daughter.
Memorial donations may be made to Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 230510, Anchorage, AK 99523-0510.
Local arrangements are with Witzleben Family Funeral Home and Crematory
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