Celebration of life Saturday for Rich Hehn, former Edmonds SD teacher

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Rich Hehn
Rich Hehn

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 for Rich Hehn, an Edmonds resident and former Edmonds School District teacher who died Monday, Feb. 22 of brain cancer.

He was 55 years old.

Mr. Hehn taught for many years in the Edmonds School District — first at Brier Elementary and later at Oak Heights Elementary — before becoming a librarian at Lockwood Elementary in the Northshore School District.

His celebration of life will be at Lockwood Elementary, 24118 Lockwood Road, Bothell, from 2-4 p.m. According to Mr. Hehn’s wife, Julia, the event will be “the best party with games for the children, photos with his Triumph motorcycle and hat collection, and so much more. Rich helped to plan it and the children are of course all involved.”

Mr. Hehn and his wife, who is also a teacher, are parents to 32 children, many of them adopted from Ethiopia. Eight still live at home in Edmonds, while three are currently in college, Julia Hehn said.

According to a flier prepared for the memorial service, Mr. Hehn was also a licensed massage therapist and energy healer. He enjoyed fishing, camping, surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, skiing and snowboarding. He loved the Rolling Stones, seeing them perform more than 30 times.

The Lockwood School community has established a gofund me account to support the family here.

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