Claire Marie (Torrans) Hickey, 76, of Brunswick Georgia passed Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Funeral Mass will be held 1 PM Saturday June 29, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Wilfrid Logsdon officiating. Family will receive friends at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM with Rosary 6:30 PM-7:00 PM Friday June 28, 2013.
She was born in Wilmington, Delaware February 2, 1937, the daughter of Alfred and Christo (Yarborough) Torrans. Claire graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida in 1955 and The University of Florida, Class of 1958. She married Daniel Loren Hickey September 12, 1959.
Her early career was in Education teaching at both Jane Macon and Glynn Academy and later worked for many years at the Family owned Western Auto Associate Store. In retirement Claire was an active 4-H Club Volunteer Leader, a member of St. Francis Xavier Church Choir, the Elks Auxiliary Lodge 691, American Legion Auxiliary Post 9 and was one of the founding members of the Rainbow Express Cloggers.
She is survived by Dan Hickey her husband of 53 years; sister Tricia Johnson (Ray) of West Jordan, Utah; brother Al Torrans II (JoAnn) of Lake City, Florida. Brother- in- law Howard Hickey (Chauvine), Tom Hickey (Janice) all of Jacksonville, Florida and Bill Reck of Val Rico, Florida. Children Danny Hickey (Allyson) of Brunswick, Greg Hickey (Heather) of Brunswick; Becky (Hickey) Stone (Chuck) of White Oak; USN Senior Chief Chris Hickey (Billie Jo) of Camp Pendleton California; Elizabeth (Hickey) Strickland (CJ) of Brunswick. Claire was very proud of and boasted about her 18 grandchildren, Shawn Hickey (Morgan), Matt Hickey, Haila(Hickey) Jones (Landen), Loren Hickey, Christo Hickey, Beatrice Hickey, USMC PFC Cole Mason, Ainsley Mason, Olin Mason, Macon Mason, Justin Stone, Tim Mason, Lee Faulk, Casadi Hickey, Jake Hickey, Drew Faulk, Peyton Strickland and Garrison Strickland and 4 great- grand children Tait, Lillie, Simon and Mowgli.
Claire is also survived by her Aunt Elizabeth Ledet of New Orleans, Louisianna, a host of cousins, 11 nieces and nephews, 26 great nieces and nephews and 1 great-great niece.
Claire was predeceased by her parents, grandson Loren Hickey and sister-in-law Donna Reck.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium www.edomillerandsons.com