Catherine Malcolm Hedges

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Catherine Malcolm Hedges
AIKEN, SC/MURRYSVILLE, PA - Catherine Malcolm Hedges 74, beloved wife of James E Hedges entered into rest Thursday November 12, 2015 at University Hospital, Augusta, GA.
Catherine loved people and she was loved by them.
Born February 10, 1941 in McKees Rocks, PA to her loving parents, Helen Dunzyk Malcolm and William "Pokes" Malcolm of McKees Rocks, PA. After graduation from McKees Rocks High School, where she was ROXIAN yearbook editor, she earned double degrees in English and Spanish with a minor in History from The University of Pittsburgh.
There she met her husband of 53 years, James E Hedges. They were married Dec 23, 1962 while he was in AF Flight Training School. Upon completion they were stationed at Webb AFB, where she taught high school for 4 years in Big Springs, Texas. Later, after returning to Pittsburgh, PA she taught in the Penn Hills School System.
She enjoyed flowers and gardening and was a member of the Penn-Hebron and Murrysville Garden Clubs. She loved couples golf events and parties during her 15 year membership at Edgewood Country Club.
When she moved to Aiken in 1989 she became heavily involved in equine-related activities. She was Treasurer of the Aiken Horse and Driving Club. She loved taking her beautiful and well spoiled Clydesdale, Rocky on Sunday drives through Hitchcock Woods. She belonged to Aiken Hounds and Whiskey Road Fox hunting clubs and received her colors for service to the hunt. She served as registrar and or judge at several competitive driving and horse riding events. She had her reserved spot at polo matches and served on the Aiken Fall Steeplechase committee.
Catherine served on The Board of the Aiken County Red Cross and co-chaired their initial fund raising art shows.
She is survived by her loving husband James E Hedges. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held Monday, Nov 16, 6-8PM at George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken SC 29801. ( 803-649-6234). Viewing at 1PM on Tuesday, Nov 17 with funeral services at 2PM at George Funeral Home.
With her love of animals it is requested in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to the Aiken SPCA, 199 Willow Run Rd. Aiken, SC 29801 (803-648-6863), or That's What Friends Are For, PO Box 9460, Augusta, GA 30906.
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George Funeral Home & Cremation Center
211 Park Avenue, SW
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 220-0728
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Nov. 15, 2015
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