OBITUARY

Henry Clay Hedberg Jr.

September 23, 1931December 28, 2012

A native of Melville and proud resident of Gonzales, Clay transcended into heaven on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the age of 81. Clay will always be remembered as a kind, gentle soul. He retired after 35 years as a chemical engineer with Ormet Corp. As a loving husband, father and grandfather, he devoted his entire life to his family. He enjoyed fishing, sports and travel, always quick to share his bright smile with anyone he met. Visiting will be at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Gonzales on Monday, December 31 from 9:00am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Cremation to follow services. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Broussard Hedberg; four daughters, Ina Hedberg Smiley and husband, Mert Smiley, Jr., Kathy Hedberg Schexnaydre and husband, Lamar Schexnaydre, Ann Hedberg Berteau, and Amy Hedberg; five grandchildren, Alycia Atkins White, Abby Lyn Wills, Andrew Clay Atkins, Jesse Hedberg Berteau, Allyson Ann Driscoll; six great grandchildren, Lance Corporal Joshua White, Jonah White, Falken Wills, Rylie, Jackson, and Mason Henry Driscoll. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Clay Hedberg, Sr. and Mary Evelyn Dupuy Hedberg. Pallbearers will be Andrew Atkins, Jesse Berteau, Mert Smiley, Lamar Schexnaydre, Aaron Wills, and David Corona. Honorary pallbearer will be Staff Sgt. James F. Driscoll, IV.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 31, 2012
REMEMBERING

Henry Clay Hedberg Jr.

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January 9, 2013

Thinking of all of you at this very hard time.

Kenneth and Joan
New Iberia

Carol Charleville Hernandez

January 6, 2013

Mrs. Betty , Kathy, Ina,Anne and Amy;
I am so sorry for the loss of Mr Clay. My heart is with you all--He is such a big part of my childhood memories for being such a loving man with all of us girls!
Love You all from afar!

Jackie (Malbrough) Ricca

January 1, 2013

So Sorry you've suffered the loss of a much loved Father. Ina and Mert, I pray for comfort and peace, knowing that he's in a better place and pray for your Mom and Sisters, as well, with Love.

Ormet Corporation

December 31, 2012

The Hedberg family, With our sincere condolences. We are all truly sorry for your loss. Clay was a very dedicated family man and co-worker. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

December 31, 2012

Mert, Ina and Family, Our Sympathy goes out to you and your family Louis and Genie Latino

GERALD & CHERRIE BOURGEOIS

December 31, 2012

INA, MERT AND FAMILY,
WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR DAD'S PASSING. MAY ALL OF YOUR WONDERFUL MEMORIES BRING YOU COMFORT AT THIS TIME. WE WILL KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS.

Vicki Brown

December 31, 2012

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Angela LeBlanc

December 31, 2012

God bless your sweet family as you grieve the loss of this great man. May his example continue to inspire others on what a "real" man should be.

Rhonda Warmington

December 31, 2012

My deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences.

Aaron & Lori DeLaune

December 31, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.