Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameMarilyn Ann Hoag
Birth21 Jan 1943, Uvalde Co TX1
Death8 Jan 2020, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX Age: 76
FatherWilliam David Hoag (1913-1967)
MotherAnne Rose Couser (1915-2000)
Birth7 Aug 1939, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX
Death19 Dec 2018, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX Age: 79
MotherFrances Elizabeth Lay (1915-1994)
Marriage9 May 1962, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX
Divorce6 Jan 1970, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX20
ChildrenJames Bradley (1964-)
Birth5 Feb 1940, Duquesne
Death2 Feb 1999, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX Age: 58
Marriage25 Sep 1982, Bexar Co TX335
Notes for James Franklin (Spouse 1)
James Franklin Heathcock (Jim) was born in San Antonio and spent his early years living in various houses and apartments on the Southeast of San Antonio. He attended Brackenridge High School, graduating in 1957. He attended Abilene Christian College for two years. He worked in retail sales at Sears, where he eventually became manager of the shoe department.

Jim served in the US army from January 9, 1963 until January 8, 1965. He was stationed at Fort Chaffey in Fort Smith, Arkansas. As he told his brother in 2018, when he was interviewed by a placement officer after basic training, he was told “We can place you as a typist or if you would like an outdoor job we can send you overseas to a place called Vietnam. Personally, if I were you, I would take the office job.” So Jim did take the office job and for the rest of his life he joked that he was in the army during the Vietnam War but he never fired a gun or had a gun fired at him. This two-year stint paid off big time because it qualified him for VA benefits, including full medical care for the rest of his life, including the huge costs of a heart transplant.

Jim had athersclerosis and had bypass surgery in 1978. Following that operation, he experienced cardiomyapothy. He had a heart transplant June 15, 1986. At the time of his death, Jim had survived 32 years and 6 months with his original heart transplant, making him one of the longest-surviving heart transplant patients. The record is held by heart transplant patient Ted Nowakowski (USA, b. 23 November 1948) who lived for 34 years and 261 days after receiving his transplant on 25 April 1983 and surviving until 11 January 2018.22

Jim and his wife Pat Davis Heathcock founded Standard Stamp Company on Basse Road in San Antonio in the late 1970s. In his later years, he and Pat were residents at Brookdale Assisted Living in San Antonio.
Notes for Ronald (Spouse 2)
Ronald Yun
February 2, 1999

Ronald E. Yun. of Crescent Hill Drive in San Antonio died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

Born Feb. 5, 1940, in Duquesne, he was a son of the late Anne (Bavolar) and Frank Yun Sr.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and he retired from General Electric were he worked as an aerospace technician. Surviving are his wife, the former Marilyn Hoag; sons, Ronald E. Jr. and Dennis George, Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter, Deborah Bressi, Richmond Hills, Ga.; stepson, James Bradley Heathcock, San Antonio; nine grandchildren; and brothers, Frank Jr., Mehoopany; and Fred, Indiana, Pa.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Mass of Christian burial at noon in St Anthony's Church in Stowell.

Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Stowell.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
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