Midge Heiple, 92, died peacefully on July 6, 2018 at home with family. She was born in 1926 in Port Limon, Costa Rica and lived her early childhood in Banes, Cuba. As a teenager, she went to the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans and followed her only sister to Maryville College in St. Louis Missouri. Her early career was working for Purina Headquarters in the administration department where she became the interpreter for corporate written communications. She relinquished her British and Costa Rican citizenship to become a U.S. Citizen. In 1946 she married Don Heiple and moved to Arizona in 1951 for her health. They had 5 children; Pat Nochta (Jon), Tina Lockwood Stewart (Brent), James Heiple (deceased), John Heiple & Dave Heiple (Kathy); 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was dedicated to her Faith and Family and although greatly missed she is at peace in the hands of a loving God. Funeral services will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. Reception immediately following service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 3600, Phoenix, AZ 85002 or to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
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