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SPENCER HEGWOOD


1961 - 2011 Obituary
SPENCER HEGWOOD Obituary
Spencer Hegwood passed away on April 1, 2011 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA from complications of Multiple Sclerosis.

Spencer was born on April 5, 1961 in Hammond, LA to Farrell Spencer & Marjory Lois (Adams) Hegwood.

During Spencer's childhood he saw and lived in many places around the United States; MS, CA, AK, HI, Bayview, WA, and eventually graduating from Clear Lake High School, Houston, TX in 1979.

He then joined the United States Coast Guard in hopes of becoming a pilot. His first duty station was on the island of Guam, then received a medical discharge and moved to WA to be with his mother.

In 1984, Spencer met Jane M. Dubenic and her daughter Jennifer and was married April 1985. Spencer and Jane had a son Michael A. Hegwood on March 3, 1986. They made their home in Burlington, WA where they resided together for 20 years. Spencer's children were his pride & joy.

He loved to coach youth sports; he coached many teams including little league baseball and football teams. Spencer encouraged all players and kids to succeed and have fun playing sports. Spencer's other passion was photography and he loved putting both of them together.

He was preceded in death by his mother Marjorie L. Bitseff, paternal grandparents A.E & Francis Hegwood, Maternal grandmother Edna Adams.

He is survived by his son Michael of Burlington; daughter Jennifer M. Dubenic of Seattle, Jane M. Hegwood of Burlington, WA; father Farrell S. Hegwood (Patricia) of Petal, MS; stepfather Richard Bitseff of Burlington, WA; sister Cammilla F. Hammonds (Paul Bussell) of Grand Prairie, TX; brother James Robert Walker (Alyssa) of Port Orchard, WA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, WA where sharing memories of Spencer is encouraged. Donations can be made to the National MS Foundation and the Burlington Edison Fire Department.

Please share your thoughts of Spencer and sign the online guest register at www.hawthornefh.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.
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