Fay Groves Hedrick LUBBOCK-Fay Groves Hedrick of Lubbock, formerly of Brownfield, passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the age of 83. She was born Sept. 14, 1929. She graduated from Lubbock High School, attended Texas Tech University, and graduated from Austin College in 1951. On July 20, 1951, Fay married the love of her life, Ralph Hedrick, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lubbock. Before spending the last six years in Lubbock, Fay was a resident for over 40 years in Brownfield and spent 20 years during the summer months in Rociada, N.M. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Brownfield and served as a music teacher and choral teacher. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, John Richard Hedrick and wife Constance of Austin, and Thomas Groves Hedrick of Lubbock; and her pride and joy, Evan, her grandson. Fay was preceded in death by her parents, R.T. and Esther Burney Groves, and husband, Ralph, after 54 years of marriage. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. today, Dec. 22, 2012, at Combest Family Funeral Homes. A memorial service will be held at a later date in February. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lubbock Assisted Living Center, PO Box 5396, Lubbock, TX 79408, or the Esther Burney Groves Library, 5520 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79416. Please celebrate the life of Fay by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 22, 2012