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FLOY SAVILLE HEDDEN, 86, passed peacefully on Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Austin, TX. Floy is survived by her three daughters, Floy R. Hedden (Fleur) of Austin, Laurel H. Jung of Edina, MN and Saville Inman of Granton, WI along with her grandchildren: Scout, Call and Ada Inman, Matthew S. Powers, Lacey S. Jung and step granddaughter Sarah Jung. Floy is preceded in death by her son, David Saville Hedden, her parents, Colonel Wilson Gordon Saville and Floy Barnhardt Saville, and her siblings, Rodman Saville, David Barnhardt Saville and Tucka Saville Weems.Floy was born on June 28, 1924 in Houston Texas. A true Texan, Floy's early years were tightly bound to the social fabric of Houston. Summers were spent at the Saville's home on the Guadalupe floating the river, attending camp and dancing long into the night at Crider's Dancehall & Rodeo. Floy attended Warrenton [Virginia], Rice University and the University of Texas. She married Albert H. Hedden and settled in Midland, TX. Midland would remember Floy as an exceptional hostess and fun-loving friend. In the late 60's the family moved to Santa Fe, NM where she opened the Ludi Snaffle Shop on Canyon Road. Here she channeled her energy into creating custom jewelry, lamps and other decorative items--this was her sanctuary. In the early 70`s, Floy returned to Houston to provide loving support to her sister Tucka . While in Houston she volunteered her extraordinary energy to George H.W Bush's presidential campaign. Later, having moved to Kerrville, TX, she was instrumental in starting hospice in Kerrville. Floy will be remembered by most for her wit and indomitable spirit. She will be especially missed by her three daughters who came to deeply appreciate her entertaining, complex, inventive and uncompromising nature. We wish to acknowledge the tireless and loving support of her death midwife, Donna Belk (www.donnabelk.com), and Hospice Austin.A private service will be held. For those so desiring contributions in Floy's name can be made to Hospice Austin (www.hospiceaustin.org).

Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 21, 2010
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