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Elisabeth J. Workman Hedrick ’39

Elisabeth J. Workman Hedrick ’39, May 28, 2007, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, from cancer. Betty attended Reed, but did not graduate. She married David W. Hedrick in 1941. The couple lived in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, for most of their married life. She worked with the Girl Scouts and in social services in the Philadelphia area until her later years; David worked for Bethlehem Steel for 41 years. They traveled and fished, and Betty did needlepoint and knitting. Mary Bankhead McBrayer ’39, Betty's college roommate and lifelong friend, learned needlepoint from her—as did her daughters—and reports of the great happiness the couple shared, and that Betty loved Reed. “She was a wonderful person,” says Mary. “I miss her.”

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2007

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