Obituary of Amy Ruth Tempel Hébert
Amy Ruth Tempel Hébert, 44, of Falls Church, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019, surrounded by friends and family. Amy was an amazing wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.
Amy was born August 25, 1974, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Ted and Joey (Peterson) Tempel. Amy married Charles Hébert on October 8, 2000, in Reston, Virginia. She graduated from Herndon High School (1992), graduated from the University of Virginia (1996) with a double major in Mathematics and Economics, and obtained her Master’s Degree in Economics from Virginia Tech (2000). Amy was an economist for almost a decade before making a career change to follow her passion to teach. She was a middle-school math teacher at Washington Irving Middle School in Springfield, Virginia. Amy’s most cherished milestone was becoming a mother with the arrival of Abigail (2008) and Lauren (2013).
Amy was a dedicated volunteer in the community, including serving as the Belvedere Elementary School PTA president. In addition to volunteer work, Amy enjoyed yoga, dancing, travel, theater, and music.
Amy is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters, Abigail and Lauren; parents, Ted and Joey; brother, Mark; and beloved extended family including many nieces and nephews. Her strength, determination, generosity, and tenderness will always be with those who knew and loved her.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 25th from 5-8 pm at Adams-Green Funeral Home (721 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170) and the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 26th at 2:00 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1133 Reston Avenue, Herndon, VA 20170) with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, we have selected two charities that support causes very important to Amy, access to affordable healthcare and access to education. Donations may be made to the Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) which strives to provide each student with a path to success. Simply visit fcpsfoundation.org and click the “Donate” button. In the comment section, you can specify that you would like to support Kids in Need or direct your contribution to Belvedere Elementary or Justice High School in honor of Amy Hebert.
Alternatively, donations may also be made to Help Hope Live which strives to support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses. Donations can be made in memory of Amy Hebert who underwent multiple transplants. Donations can be made online (https://helphopelive.org/donate/) or via mail. Please put Amy Hebert's name in the memo line of the check and mail to:
Help Hope Live
100 Matsonford Rd, Building TWO, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087
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