Eunice (King) Heinemeier

Eunice 'Gail' (King) Heinemeier, 63, of Kingman passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Sunrise Medical Center, Las Vegas.

She was born April 30, 1945, in Dallas and came to Kingman nine years ago from Bisbee.

The family moved to Elfrida, Ariz., in June 1945. Her father, James King, was a miner at the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee and owned a farm in Elfrida.

Her mother, Cleo King, worked for Lowell Drug, also in Bisbee. Gail graduated from Bisbee High School in 1962.

After meeting and marrying Gene in 1965 at Camp Pendleton Marine Base, Oceanside, Calif., they moved to Bisbee to raise their two children.

After Phelps Dodge closed the mine in 1975, the family moved to Morenci/Clifton where they opened a bicycle and motorcycle shop.

Gene was medically retired from Phelps Dodge in 1983 due to having M.S. They went back to Bisbee, taking the bike shop.

Gail stayed at home taking care of bedridden Gene. Following their daughter and four grandchildren, they came to Kingman in 1999.

Gail is survived by her husband, Louis "Gene" Heinemeier of Kingman; her daughter, Clea Solano of Bagdad; ex-son-in-law, Frank Solano of Kingman; four grandchildren in Kingman, one in Bisbee and one in Oklahoma; and one great-grandchild in Bisbee.

Valley Funeral Home in Las Vegas is taking care of cremation.

Gail's final resting place will be the King family plot in McNeal, Ariz.