Suzanne Chase "Sue" (White) Hedgecock
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Suzanne "Sue" Chase White Hedgecock
July 16, 1952 – October 22, 2015

Suzanne Chase White Hedgecock passed away peacefully in the Hedgecock Family home on Hedgecock Hill in Park City on Oct. 22, 2015, with her son, Wesley Anson Hedgecock, by her side. She was surrounded by the support of Andrea Shotwell and close friends. Sue was born on July 16, 1952 in Brattleboro, Vermont with her identical twin sister Sally. Sue was the daughter of Arnold Miller and Ruth Ann Cerosky White. Sue was preceded in death by her father Arnold Miller White and her husband William "Tony" Anson Hedgecock, Jr., on March 16, 2014.

Sue grew up at her family farm in Marlboro, Vermont, with her identical twin sister Sally, both girls riding horses in the summer, and skiing every day in the winter at the family-owned Hogback Mountain Ski Area in Marlboro. Sue attended school in Marlboro and Brattleboro, Vermont. She went to college at Johnson State College in Vermont, Keene State College in New Hampshire, and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Sue went on to a career in Alpine Ski Racing as an amateur enjoying success locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. In the early 1970's Sue was named to the USST and competed in domestic World Cup Races.

Sue worked for UVEX in Salt Lake City for a time. She was a Certified USSCA Alpine Ski Coach Level 3, and a PSIA Level 3 Instructor for 40 or more years. She taught skiing in the family business at Hogback Mountain Ski Area, and she worked at Skyline Restaurant and Hogback Mountain Gift Shop in Marlboro, and later at Haystack Ski Area, Ski Club Vail, Aspen Ski Club, Alyeska Ski Club, and Juneau Ski Club. She spent time coaching the Women's Team at the University of Utah and spent approximately 35 years as a ski instructor at Deer Valley in Park City. During her years in Alaska, Sue worked as an Interpretive Guide and Naturalist for the U.S. Forest Service at Portage Glacier, and had a similar job in Juneau, Alaska. She was also a successful business woman, and worked for a number of years as Store Manager at the Guess Park City Outlet Store when it was first opened.

Her love for and involvement with horses never diminished, and later in life she was able to get back to her roots with horses. She became a highly regarded competitor in the Endurance horse racing field, having won numerous races and Best Condition awards both locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally with her own horses. Sue was a sought-after horse trainer, and highly-respected horsewoman.

Sue leaves behind her son Wesley Anson Hedgecock, her nephew Justin White Chandler (whom she called her other son), her identical twin sister Sally Miller White, and her mother Ruth Ann Cerosky White and cousins, aunts, and uncles in the Cerosky, Douglas, and Hamilton families, nieces Jessica and Jennifer Ray and many, many friends in the Alpine Ski Racing World and Winter Sports Industry, and the Endurance Horse Racing World, as well as her many close friends that she loved. Sue lived her dream in Park City.

Celebration of Life will be held at Mountain Life Church, 7375 Silver Creek Rd., Park City on Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.

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Published in The Park Record from Nov. 14 to Nov. 21, 2015.
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December 1, 2015
Sue was a great inspiration to me. Her kind words and deeds will live on in my heart.
Andrea Martin
November 30, 2015
I am so honored that I got to spend a few miles on the Endurance Trail with such a fine sportswoman. And so modest... I had no idea of her extensive ski history. My condolences to her family and loved ones. Prayers are with you.
Darolyn Butler
November 26, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss. Sue was an amazing skier, teacher and woman. She will be missed.
Sherri Harkin
November 25, 2015
Sue was the real deal; she was a great skier, ski teacher, coach and horse woman, but most of all a good and wonderful person. I will miss her.
James Dunn
November 25, 2015
Sally, Doug and I are so very sorry to hear of Sue's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.
Nadine Price
November 22, 2015
So sorry for the loss of Sue Hedgecock , she was a good person and a great competitor in the endurance world.
Drin Becker
November 21, 2015
The only female coach I ever had. So many great memories of our time when she coached the women's ski team at the University of Utah. Too soon...
Kathy Kreiner-Phillips
November 18, 2015
Sally, Marty & I are so very sorry for your loss. Please extend our condolences to your mother, Justin and of course Sue's son Anson.
Barbara Baum/Rachels
November 18, 2015
HUZANNE HEDGECOCK AND FAMILY, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Jeremiah 29:11,12. Marguerite Hyde Toledo, Ohio.
November 17, 2015
Sally, so sorry for your loss . Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I'm so sorry .
Martha Bergstrom Hanright
November 17, 2015
Sally,Justin,family and friends,please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you find peace with the loss of Sue. I never met Sue but can recall many sweet stories Sally would share about her amazing sister.
Jane Walsh
November 17, 2015
Sincere sympathy to Ruth and Sally.
Dave & Cammy Allen
November 17, 2015
I miss you, Sue! I'm glad we were able to share an entire 50 miles together on two amazing horses, under the bluest of Idaho skies! I will treasure that day, and your friendship, forever.
Naomi Preston
November 17, 2015
I spent many happy days skiing at Hogback in the 50's/60's and met some of you there. My husband, Michel Charat,is a mountain host at Deer Valley. I met Sue there,and showed her my Hogback pin. She will be greatly missed by so many.Prayers to all. Ann Turnbull Charat
Ann Charat
November 17, 2015
Love to Ruth and Sally...may you rest in peace Sue with your dad Arnold.
Jed Donavan
November 17, 2015
So very sorry to hear the news of Sue's passing. My deepest condolences to the family. Many memories in high school of Sue. One time I got to work in the ski shop at Hogback filling in for someone because they were short of help. Although skiing and horses were not part of my world I always held the White family in the highest regard. Hoping everyone can find peace.
Steve Henry
November 17, 2015
I spent my elementary school years with Sue. She tried to teach me how to ride her palomino horse, it didn't work, as the horse got away from me. Sue was a great friend in those years. I am proud to hear of her accomplishments.

Marlene Greenwood
November 16, 2015
So sorry to hear of Sue's passing. Our condolences to all her family.
Nancy & Don Finck
November 16, 2015
Sue, So sad you left us. I miss you and Tony. May Wesley be comforted to know that he is not alone in his grief. May God be with you, Wesley, giving you strength and hope with each new day. We love you.
Cousins Steve and Barb Giard
November 16, 2015
Many of us worked at Hogback in the 60's for her family. We are so sorry! Tom Rounds
November 16, 2015
Dear Sue,
I'm so sorry you left us this soon. I miss you and Tony, too. May God give your son, Wesley , strength, comfort, hope and peace in the days ahead.
Your cousin, Barb
November 16, 2015
Sue was such a wonderful friend; she will be missed. My thoughts to her family.
Ole Retlev
November 16, 2015
Sue would want us to remember all that is accomplished in our lives is a result of passion, coupled with hard work. She set a wonderful example for all of us that knew her which only became greater with the passing of time. A wonderful lady with great spirit, surely there is a splendid horse in heaven's corral so that her indomitable spirit may ride on...RIP Sue.
Jerry Davis
November 16, 2015
Sue will be missed at Deer Valley, she was a friend to everyone.
Condolences to her family.
Eve Bier
November 16, 2015
My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.. My memories of the farm , riding horses, growing up at Hogback will live on , in Sue's memory.
George Stone
November 16, 2015
Fond fond memories, may you rest in peace Sue.
Reita and Carrol Havreluk
November 16, 2015
My parents Joe and Kay Sherman were very good friends of the whites and my brother was the same age as the twins RIP.
Jan Sherman
November 16, 2015
I'll cherish the many wonderful memories growing up at Hogback and Roundstone. Left us way too early Sue.
Chris Reynolds
November 16, 2015
Sue was an outstanding person. Thoughts and prayers to her family.
chris katzenberger
November 16, 2015
My condolences, best wishes and fond memories to the entire family.
Chip Woods
Chip Woods
November 16, 2015
Dearest Sally, I am so very saddened by this news. My you find peace and carry all your treasured memories with a smile. Sincere condolences, Denise Andersen
Denise Andersen
November 16, 2015
A true friend. I am glad to have shared the trail, and the camper with you. You are missed!
DeWayne Brown
November 16, 2015
Ride on my friend. You lived life on your own terms and were so very successful in everything you tried. I miss you, Sue!
November 16, 2015
Dear Sue, You are so missed, my dear.
Glad in the end you were able to do the things you wanted to do. Be in peace, my dear niece. So much love, Aunt Deenie
November 16, 2015
Sue, Although we never spent time together outside of the horse world, I felt a kinship to you in many aspects of life. I valued you as a remarkable women and inspiration, holding you in high regard with your Insights, integrity,courage, grit and kindness. Ski the deep powder and ride to the highest mountains my friend. You are missed.
November 16, 2015
Rest in Peace Sue.
Blessed with many fond memories growing up in the shadow of a wonderful person.
Sue you will be dearly missed by many. -Chris
Chris Havreluk Worker
November 16, 2015
Born to Ride, Born to Inspire! Suey! You are a legend, my best friend and riding buddy, your memories give me strength, goddess bless. We can see you in the Stars on the White Unicorn! xoxoxoxo
Laurel Sander
November 16, 2015
Remembering the cousins on rides in Gramp's Jeep eating sardines and crackers and sharp cheddar cheese. All the days skiing at Hogback sun up to sun down. You left us too soon, Sue. Will miss you.
Marcia Hamilton
November 16, 2015
I miss you Sue!
Leah Cain
November 16, 2015
Ride On Sue. You are a legend in the Endurance Horse community. We miss you and admire your achievements. Deepest condolences to your family.~Beverly
Beverly Gray
November 15, 2015
I have many happy memories here at Roundstone Farm of my daughter Sue Love, Mom
Ruth White
November 15, 2015
I will miss you Sue. I will also miss your enthusiasm for skiing and horseback riding.
Jack North
November 15, 2015
We will all miss seeing Sue on her horses and on the slopes of Deer Valley. Great Lady.
The Huffman's
November 15, 2015
Rest In Peace Sue
Sally White
November 15, 2015
I was so sad to hear of Sue's passing, and my sincerest condolences go out to all her family and friends. She coached me to my first NASTAR gold that didn't feel like a fluke, dubbed me "Tie-Die Guy", and was an inspiration to me and countless others. Rest in peace.
Carl Kuck
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