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“Oh my goodness -- I just learned of Heidi's passing and am astonished and saddened. I knew Heidi through her work on behalf of technical women at...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Steve Tolopka - Portland, OR

“Don,I want to share my condolences for the loss of your loved one and a great friend to many of us at Intel. I worked directly with Heidi for many...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Alan Cave - southboro, MA

“Dear Don, Ben, Gretchen, Stan, Goldie, Nathan, Debbie, and girls,You are frequently in my thoughts and prayers. I still have a yellow dot on my...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen Kvinge Kratz - North Oaks, MN

“Don,I saw this news in the paper and just wanted to send my condolences and best wishes.Fred ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Fred Shuster - Worcester, MA

“Dear Don, Ben and GretchenJackie, Kelly and I would like to extend our sympathies on the loss of your wife and mother.You will all be in our prayers....Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanne Painchaud - Worcester, MA

“I am really sorry for your loss. Heidy was a really special woman. I often remember the time I spent whith you when I was a teenager, you treated me...Read More »

“Dear Don,I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there's anything I can do, please let me know. With...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Nick Noble - Worcester, MA

“Don & Family:So sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these very difficult times. May the great memories you will...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Al Maykel - Worcester, MA

“Dear Don, Ben and Gretchen, Nathan, Debbie, Rev. and Mrs Kvige, Our hearts are grieving Heidi's death and glorying in all she was, is and will always...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Dave and Pam Sutton - Worcester, MA

“ Don, Ben and Gretchen, Our world has lost a wonderful person. I will miss our walks, our blueberry picking and our long talks abput our families. We...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Anne Marsh - West Boylston, MA

“My thoughts and sincere condolences extend to Heidi's entire family. It was my great pleasure and honor to work with Heidi through her support of the...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jody Mahoney - Palo Alto, CA

“What a loss for all of us that this great woman has been taken from us at such a young age. My prayers are with her and her family. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: John Kowaleski - Princeton, MA

“Don,Ben and Gretchen i just wanted to tell you i am sorry for your loss. i have missed you all and hope that you are all alright. Losing a loved one...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Melissa Bolduc - Southbridge

“I am deeply sorry for your great loss. I pray that your family will find strength in the love and concern of your friends and family in the days to...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn J. Somma - Worcester, MA

Heidi E. Kvinge, 56, of West Boylston died Wednesday, May 12 at home, after an illness.
She leaves her husband of 27 years, Donald M. DeMarsh; two children, Benjamin DeMarsh and Gretchen DeMarsh both of West Boylston; her parents, Rev. Stanley M. and Goldie (Opgrand) Kvinge of Sun City, AZ; a brother, Nathan Kvinge and his wife Debbie of Houston, TX and nieces Abby and Grace Kvinge of Houston, TX. She was born in Yankton, SD and raised in Fargo, ND and graduated from, Fargo High School, the University of North Dakota and received her Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in 1983.
Heidi was a software manger for 17 years with the Massachusetts Microprocessor Design Center, which first began with the creation of Digital, then Compaq and the groups final transition was to Intel.
She was a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Heidi did volunteer work for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology on the Grace Hopper conference for 5 years. Heidi was instrumental in the growth of the Grace Hopper conference and its international mission of promoting the role of women in technology, serving on committees, and as the Program Committee chair in 2008, and as the General Chair in 2009. The Anita Borg Institute honored Heidi Wednesday night at the 2010 Women of Vision Awards Banquet for her work. She will also be honored at the Grace Hopper Conference in September of this year.
Heidi was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holden.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 5, at 11 AM in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 346 Shrewsbury St., Holden. A Private Burial will be held in Mount Vernon Cemetery, West Boylston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, 01701. Arrangements in the care of Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston St. To place an on-line condolence, please visit. or