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Martha Rose Hedgcock

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Martha Rose (Roebke) HEDGCOCK January 5, 1921 ~ December 23, 2010 Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Martha Rose Hedgcock passed away at age 89 aftera brief illness on Thursday, December 23, 2010. She was born to Louis and Berenice Roebke on January 5, 1921 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. Washington. Growing up in the University District, she attended University Heights Elementary, John Marshall Junior High School and Roosevelt High School where she was active in Golden Spurs, Torch Honor Society and the Girls Club Cabinet. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1942 with a degree in General Studies with a Major in Business. She was president of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and chairwoman of the UW Associated Women Students Committees. After graduating from the UW, she worked for William Volker & Co. On May 21, 1949, she married Andrew J. Hedgcock, III. Throughout her life, she was involved with the family office supply business, GraMac Office Supply in Ballard and Roebke Hedgcock Joint Rental, multi family apartment management. Her community service activities included being an active PTA officer in the Seattle schools, a member of the Seattle YWCA Board (8 years), Charles B. Ford Children's Hospital Guild, Life Member of the UW Washington Alumni Association and 1992 recipient of The UW Distinguished Service Award, UW Women's Alumni Board Member, UW Panhellenic Scholarship Awards Board, Roosevelt High School Golden Grads Scholarship Awards Committee, Seattle's Junior League, a member of Arboretum Unit 18 and annual volunteer for United Way, King County Blood Bank, and the Washington Heart Association. She is survived by her husband, Jack of 61 years and their children Martha H. Sander (Robert L.) and Andrew J. Hedgcock IV (Trina) and three grandchildren, R. Schuyler Sander, Michael M. Sander and Jane E. Sander and her brother, Louis W. Roebke. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 21st at 2 p.m. at Sand Point Community United Methodist Church 4710 N.E. 70th in Seattle with a reception following at Broadmoor Golf Club. The family asks that instead of flowers donations be made to Seattle's YWCA Angeline's program for homeless women, 1118 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, Hamlin Robinson School for Dyslexic Children, 1700 East Union St., Seattle, WA 98122, Roosevelt High School Golden Grads Scholarship Fund, PO Box 19442, Seattle, WA 98109-1442.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 6 to Jan. 21, 2011
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