She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on March 12, 1941. When she was 10, her family moved to Concord, where she graduated from Mt. Diablo High School in 1959.
It was at Mt. Diablo High where she met the love of her life, William Sobotka, whom she married in 1960. They spent more than 62 years together, raising two daughters, enjoying five grandchildren and spending time with their friends.
Heather was talented with her crafts, such as painting and stitchery, and she created many handcrafted treasures for her family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, skiing and volunteering at the various Clayton Business &Community Association events.
Travel was always a highlight for her. While she enjoyed visiting many places, she had a special fondness for Kauai – where she spent many memorable summer vacations.
Heather is survived by her husband William Sobotka of Concord; her daughters Sharon Cook and Jacqueline Connel, both of Clayton; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Heather’s life was held April 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Concord.