Donald Bruce Heseltine
March 18, 1942 – September 16, 2018
Donald Bruce Heseltine entered the Lord’s presence on Sunday, September 16, 2018, surrounded by his family and the sounds of God’s praises. He was a resident of Falcon, Colorado, for 15 years and was formerly a resident of Colorado Springs for 28 years.
Donald was born on March 18, 1942 to Robert Gordon Heseltine and Marcella Alma (Kohler) Heseltine in New York, New York. He attended Westwood High School, in Westwood, New Jersey, graduating in 1960. He then attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, graduating in 1972 with a degree in Business Management. He married the love of his life, Sally Ann Badger, September 5,1965 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Don and Sally just celebrated their 53rd Anniversary.
Don served in the United States Navy for three years and was an avid supporter of the U. S. Military. He most recently worked as Senior Staff Consultant, Human Resources CCP, for Lockheed Martin, Space Systems Company. He truly loved his work, but mostly loved the people he worked with.
With his incredible servant’s heart, Don was a Deacon at Village Seven Presbyterian Church. He was involved in many ministries and he helped more people than can be counted. He thoroughly enjoyed photography – mostly of his friends and family. Rarely did an event go by that his family wasn’t subjected to the “PopPop-arazzi.” He believed strongly that photos are memory keepers, so he documented every little – and big – event with family and friends. He loved his family dearly – time spent with family was his very favorite time of all. He especially loved Nerf and Water gun fights, as well as tickle wars with the grandchildren. (He usually lost!)
Don loved the Lord with all of his heart and chose to live his life serving Christ and others. He approached everyday with the intent of pointing others to Jesus and served without hesitation. His legacy was of overwhelming love, joy, faith and fun. He not only invested in the lives of every member of his family and countless friends, but also to many blessed enough to encounter him only in passing. He was selfless. He had the most contagious laugh. The most joyful spirit. The most beautiful smile.
While his family rejoices in his reunion with our Heavenly Father, they are devastated and will miss him dearly. They are eternally grateful that God chose to bless them with Don. The family is so very thankful that they will one day be with him again because of the death that Jesus died for us. They will miss Don/Dad/PopPop, but know that he was greeted in heaven with the words “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
He is survived by his wife, Sally Ann Heseltine; three daughters: Kimberly Ann (Steve) Browning, Jennifer Ann (Mark) Perry, and Shelley Ann (John) Bryant; his twin sister, Marcia Bargmann; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Heseltine.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Circle South. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Don Heseltine to the Memorial Fund at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church, SmileTrain.org, or the charity of your choice.
Don loved the Lord with all his heart, soul, and mind.