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Hedrick, Steven Garland Beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend passed away unexpectedly on September 13, 2009. He was born in Orange, CA on May 17, 1953 and was a resident of Orange County, CA his entire life. He is survived by his wife Gail, sons Carson and Simon; parents, Donna Hedrick, Garland (Doris) Hedrick; bother, Gavin (Jeri); sisters, Dori (David) Sullivan, Ramsey Graham; and numerous nieces and nephews. Steve was an outstanding athlete with exceptional talents and a passion for cycling. He was a competitive cyclist for over 20 years including two years of international competition. A tremendously gifted artist, Steve's work is cherished by many. He was a tireless contributor to our community. Steve remained loyal in his profession for McCandless Tile Co. in Orange for many years and will be greatly missed by his work family and associates.Riding on a glorious day, doing what he loved most, Steve passed away in the arms of his best friend truly in a state of grace. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions for the benefit of Carson and Simon's education.


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Published in Orange County Register on Sep. 19, 2009.
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September 30, 2009
Hi Gail - I still reacall living in the area and cycling with Steve - but more importantly - also shareing stories about our kids (mine Noelle and Matthew) and how happy and satisfied we were to be new parents to lovely kids. I have not seen Carson and Simon is years, but as recently as last month ran into Steve on the road and enjoyed a few "Can you believe how big our kids are" stories.
Dan Belling
September 23, 2009
In highschool Steve was part of a foursome with Dan O'hare, Dave Dickel. and my stepson, David Dinius. What fun they were to be around and feed.Steve was full of vitality, so easy to like. The world was a better place with him around. Sincerely, Mary A. Dinius
September 23, 2009
Dear Gail, Carson and Simon,
I send you all my love and deepest sympathy.

Steve was always so nice to me and seemed to really enjoy and respect my deep friendship with Gail.
I was touched by his immense talent with drawing. He was quite a gifted artist yet so modest about it.
I remember when he did a Nevada City bike race when I'd go up to visit at Combie.
I remember water-skiing at the lake and having a lot of fun with him.
He was a great athelete and loving father and husband.
You are all in my thoughts and heart.
All my love,
Dede (Madeline Horton)
September 22, 2009
Gale, Carsen, Simon,
My biggest regret was not staying more in touch with Steve after I moved to SLO.
He truly was a man that I looked up to. His generosity was something,anytime I needed help he was there for me. Steve had friends from all walks of life. Today I went thrugh my color slides of Steve racing just to be with Steve again.
Carsen and Simon have a lot of their Dad in them.
David Ball
David R Ball
September 22, 2009
My sincere condolences to your family. Steve was in my graduating class at NHHS, 1971. What a great guy! God Bless your family.
Peggy Honeywell
September 22, 2009
Gail,Carson,and Simon,
We are so sorry to read of Steve's passing. We had not seen Steve since our son James passing in 1988.I remember seeing he and Tom standing at James gravesite after everyone had left the services, and we were so touched by them being there.
He was always very kind and special to our family, and a wonderful cyclist.We are so sorry for your loss,we will hold you in our thoughts.
Sincerely,
Scott and Vicki Gordon
The Gordon's
September 21, 2009
Gail, Carson, and Simon,

We send our deepest love and condolences. It was wonderful to get to know Steve this last year at the Lair. You have a wonderful, strong family; we know you will endure. Please know that we hold you close in our hearts. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to ask.

Steve, Manami, Dylan and Emily Hunt
Steve Hunt
September 20, 2009
To Steve's family and friends ~

Our hiking group was on the trail the day Steve passed away and we had made one of the several calls to 911 that morning. Though none of us knew him, his passing has touched each one of us. On our hike today, our group paused for a moment in honor of Steve. We send to you our deepest condolences.

Holly Downs
"OC Entourage" MeetUp Group
Holly Downs
September 19, 2009
Gail,

You don't know me but Steve was a very good friend during our high school years. I met him through a couple of mutual friends who knew him from playing baseball. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Dave Dickel
Dave Dickel
September 19, 2009
Gail, Carson & Simon - our deepest condolences to you and your extended family for the loss of Steve. He was a good friend for many years and we all have such fond memories of him. He will be greatly missed and we know you all will find strength in each others company. Please let us know if there will be a service or memorial. We would love to attend. Sincerely, Toni, Roger & Casey Bushong
251 Knox St. #B, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Toni, Roger & Casey Bushong
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