Nita Gardner Hedreen, 61, of Emerald Isle, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at her home surrounded by family. The family will conduct a memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday at Chapel by the Sea with the Rev. Clay Olsen officiating.
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Nita honorably served in the US Air Force from 1973-1977. She graduated from ECU in 1980 with a nursing degree, and worked for Pitt County Memorial Hospital for 19 years. Nita served as a Director of healthcare for Camp LeJeune and Cherry Point. She also held a position as commissioner on the board for the town of Emerald Isle.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce Hedreen of Emerald Isle; son, Ryan Hedreen and family of Charleston, S.C.; daughter, Susan Miller and family of Atlanta; three grandsons, Hunter, Trenton, and Oliver; two brothers, David Gardner and family of Goldsboro, and Greg Gardner and family of Goldsboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation 2843 East Grand River Ave. 230 East Lansing, MI 48823, or Wounded Warrior 4200 Morganton Rd. Suite 300 Fayetteville, NC 28314.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Published in The Daily Reflector on Aug. 20, 2014