Born in Yakima, WA to Carroll E. Heffron, Sr. MD and Anne Catherine Mooney Heffron. Mic attended St. Paul’s Catholic Grade School and Marquette High School in Yakima. After graduating from Central Washington College, he worked as a case worker for the Washington State Welfare Office in Yakima and later as a Juvenile Detention Probation Officer at the Child Welfare Office. In 1968, he moved the family to Seattle where his career in Healthcare began as the Assistant Administrator of Mount Saint Vincent Senior Care Center. After fully retiring, Mic and his wife retired to Palm Desert enjoying cycling, reading, & golfing.
Mic is survived by his wife of 61 years Doreen May (Gamache) Heffron and his three children Pat Heffron (Sandy), Michèle Heffron, Shawn Vander Putten (Ronald); and six grandchildren Jordan Green, Ian Heffron, Jillian Berg, Sydney Cleveland (Ashton), Skylar Vander Putten and Michael McDiarmid.
Our family thanks the many caregivers at Evergreen Hospital & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance who have helped us along this journey of managing Multiple Myeloma. We are also grateful to Hospice and especially to the staff of Green Gables Adult Family Home in Redmond for their love and care throughout our dad’s final days during his illness and the COVID-19 crisis.
A celebration of life Mass will be held in Yakima once we are able to gather in person again In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mic’s name to your charity of choice.