Gloria "Penny" Hector passed away on May 19, 2014, at Morningside Assisted Living in Gainesville, Ga., after several months of declining health. She was born in New York on Sept. 30, 1923, to Paul and Paula Fabacher, and she had one sister, Antoinette. The Fabacher family was a prominent member of the New Orleans, LA community, and owner of JAX Brewery. Penny attended Marymount School and later graduated from Pembroke/Brown University with a degree in Psychology. She married Carl Hector on Nov. 17, 1945, and was the mother of four sons and one daughter. Over her lifetime she was a committed, energetic and loving wife and mother. She was active in community volunteerism and was an avid gardener, a skilled painter and an enthusiastic golfer.
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She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carl; and beloved son, Paul.
She is survived by her children, John, Donald, Kent and Carol Hector; son-in-law, Terry McGee; daughters-in-law, Abby Lork Hector, Joann Mazzeo; and grandchildren, Molly Hector, Ian and Sasha McGee.
The family will hold a small private memorial service. Her ashes will be interred alongside her husband, Carl, and son, Paul, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Ga.
We extend a special thank you to Morningside, Homestead Hospice, Dr Mini Shivprasad, and to her loving friends and caretakers for their consistent kindness, generosity and compassion. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Penny Hector can be made to Disabled American Veterans.
Online condolences may be made at wardsfh.com. Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main St. S.W., Gainesville, in charge of arrangements.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on June 1, 2014
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