Constance M. Heinecke

Constance 'Connie' Heinecke was born in Philadelphia in 1919. Connie came to Asia in 1952 when she and her two young sons follwed her U.S. Marine husband to Japan. While her husband, Roy, served as a combat correspondent in Korea, Connie took a job as Women's Editor for the Army, Navy and Airforce Times.

In 1956 Connie and her family moved to Hong Kong where Roy was Press Officer at the AMerican Consulate. Connie wasted no time and opened Newsweek Magazine's first Southeast Asian office. Later she became their regional advertising manager when the Heinecke family left Hong Kong for Kuala Lumpur and finally, in 1963, Bangkok.

Connie continues to live in her adopted home in Thailand. Her son Bill is the CEO of the Minor Group of companies in Bangkok.

With her two sons, three grandsons and one great grandson living in Ireland, U.S.A. and Thailand, she spends much of her time travelling the world and entertains her friends and family with her amusing stories and jokes.

Connie has now been presented with a bronze statue of herself seated outside her home at the Anantara Condominium, Hua Hin, Thailand.

Should you ever find yourself at the Anatara Hotel, Hua Hin, and she is at home, Connie will be pleased to come down and tell you more jokes and anecdotes.

Connie has compiled a book of jokes, all proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Roy E. Heinecke Scolarship Foundation for needy Thai school children.