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Velda Rae Marshall Hedgecoke
June 30, 1932 July 11, 2010


Salem Velda, 78, died Sunday in Salem. She was born in Voltage, Oregon, living in Pendleton, Grants Pass, Crescent City, Vancouver, WA., and McMinnville, where she graduated high school in 1950, later she lived in Klamath Falls until moving to Salem in 1956. Velda received her teaching degree from OCE (now WOSC) and taught primary grade school for over 35 years. She mainly taught at Swegle Elementary School. Velda worked at the Salvation Army and served on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed gardening, both flower and vegetable and canning the results of her vegetable garden, she also enjoyed traveling. 

Velda married Thomas Hedgecoke on March 24, 1951 in McMinnville. She is survived by her husband Thomas of Salem; Daughters: Debbie Hedgecoke of Hillsboro and Marcia Clark of Aumsville; Sister: Ilene Croft of Astoria; Grandchildren: Erin Jones, Vanessa Allyn, Tom Hedgecoke, Jeremiah Jones, Katrina Clark and Tianna Clark. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Girl Scouts. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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