WESTFIELD - Alice Jean Hedish (nee Percy), 84, of Westfield died at her summer camping retreat on the shore of Lake Erie Friday Aug. 3, 2012.
Jean was born March 22, 1928 in Uniontown, Pa., to J. Robert Percy and Katie Mae Stannis Percy.
She was a 1950 graduate of St. Mary's Nursing School in Pittsburgh, obtaining her four-year nursing degree and a registered nurse license. For a number of years, Jean was the 3 to 11 nursing supervisor at Jamestown General Hospital. She was also employed as the industrial nurse at the Kraft Foods Fredonia facility and later as the office manager for Valley Neurological in Monaca, Pa.
Alice Jean Hedish
Jean loved her summer times on the shore of Lake Erie watching the sunsets and the activity on the lake. She also loved her pets many adopted from local shelters. Jean was an avid quilter having made a number of beautiful quilts for her family members.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, George F. Mathews; and later husbands James Newberry, Dr. William Martin and Joseph Hedish.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Robert) Webster of Canfield, Ohio, Bonita Mathews of Phoenix, Ariz., Barbara (Patrick) Laird of Cozad, Neb., Beverly Mathews of Tucson, Ariz.; her son David (Dale) Mathews of Westfield, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Dustin and Jesse Morando both of Greenville, S.C., Lorne Laird of Cozad, Neb., Emily Laird of Tucson, Ariz., Tyler (Catherine Matthews) Stein of Oklahoma City, Okla., Sarah Stein of Santa Barbara, Calif., George, Noah, Madison, Rachael, Levi and Charly Mathews of Westfield, N.Y.; and her brother James (Joyce) Percy of Tucson, Ariz.
At Jean's request all services will be private.
Memorials are suggested to be made in Jean's name to the Westfield Stray Cat Rescue, 61 Academy St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787 or to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 North Gale St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield. Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send Jean's family a message of sympathy.