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MILDRED "MILLIE" HEGWOOD

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MILDRED "MILLIE" HEGWOOD

Mildred "Millie" Hegwood passed away on Aug. 15, 2014, in Duluth.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1923 to Remington and Ethel Taylor.

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She was a lifelong Duluth resident and a graduate of Morgan Park High School. After graduation she held several part-time office positions. She worked at the U.S. Steel Corp. in Morgan Park as secretary to the superintendent in the Rolling Mills and retired after 30 years when the Steel Works closed. She worked at home for a lawyer for one year.

Millie married George Hegwood on Sept. 14, 1950, in Duluth. She was a member of United Protestant UCC Church. She served on the Board of Deacons, Board of Trustees and worked on various committees. She was the Church Treasurer from 1982 to 2009, a position she was honored to serve. She loved her church and considered the church members and friends a second family. She and another church member helped the major Building Renovation Project get started. She served on committees for the Morgan Park High School 1941 class reunion and other class gatherings. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. Millie was a sports fan and enjoyed watching T.V., golf, tennis, football, baseball and all the Olympic games.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents; sister, Virginia "Pinky" Pond; and her brother, Ken.

She is survived by her sister, Ruth Smith; brothers, James (Marilyn) Taylor and Richard (Effie) Taylor; many nieces and nephews, including niece, Cheryl Vine; nephew, Tom Smith and her nephews, Randall Pond and Rickey Pond, who she called "My two kids."

Millie's devotion to her family, U.P. Church and Friends is a testament of her love for all who knew and loved her. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

VISITATION: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in the United Protestant Church, 830 88th Ave W, in Duluth with Pastor Jon Blevins officiating.

Please leave a memory of Millie or words of support at www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com.

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