Carolyn Frazell Hegner

Carolyn Frazell Hegner, 90, entered into eternal life with our Lord Jesus on May 28, 2018, in Banning. She was born in Broken Bow, Neb. on March 16, 1928 to Rev. Mason and Marietta Frazell. She was the youngest of four children. Carolyn married the love of her life, John G. Hegner, in Lake Worth, Fla. They were married for 64 years.

Carolyn was a kind, sweet, and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed cooking for her family, sewing clothes for her children and grandchildren, gardening, and singing in church and community choirs. Wherever she lived, she was actively involved in her church. She resided in Banning for the last five years, and previously lived in Paradise, Calif. for 21 years, Manhattan Beach, Calif. for 30 years, and Torrance for sixyears.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband John G. Hegner; son Robert Hegner; parents Mason and Marietta Frazell; and sister Frances Whitzell.

Carolyn is survived by her daughters Janet Hegner Wales of Cherry Valley and Susan (Mark) Bowers of Hansville, Wash.; son David Hegner of Torrance; granddaughters: Brianna, Jennie, Lorien, Alicia and Rachel; nine great-grandchildren; brother Ted Frazell of Orchard Park, N.Y.; and sister Jennie Hilsee of Philadelphia, Penn.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Aug. 4, 2018, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Carol’s Kitchen, P.O. Box 364, Calimesa, CA 92320 or to St. Stephen’s Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

More from this section

Marcelino A. Palacios, 89, passed away on July 4, 2018 at home on the Morongo Indian Reservation. Marcelino was born on July 17, 1928 in Banning. He was a lifelong resident of Banning and graduated from Banning High School.

Shirley Ann Ydrogo, 81, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Moreno Valley.

Robert W. Stephenson, 77, passed away on May 26, 2018 in Cabazon with his loving family by his side.

Richard L. Boe of Indio, 80, died in Palm Desert on June 17, 2018. He was born June 11, 1938 to Chris and Vera Boe in Banning.

Wilma Corene Bell was born in Haskell, Texas on Aug. 8, 1917. Her parents were Rhea and Isobella Hays. She passed away on May 27, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.