Marilyn and Pete Heddell Memorial Bench Dedication
At the Whittier Harbor Triangle on June 16, the Greater Whittier Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) dedicated a memorial bench for Marilyn and Pete Heddell. GWCC wanted to express appreciation for the couple for all of their contributions to Whittier and Prince William Sound.
Retiring from his career as an Alaska State Troopers, Pete and Marilyn began their successful business Honey Charters, which was in the early days of water taxi service in Western Prince William Sound. They owned the business for 22 years before selling it in 2011 to Kelly and Mike Bender’s Lazy Otter Charters.
The Heddells were founding members of GWCC. Pete served on Whittier City Council for a number of terms, and Marilyn served as the Chair of the Whittier Ports and Harbor Commission and Secretary of the Prince William Sound Economic Development District.