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Dr Hildegard Hermine <I>Roedig</I> Hendrickson

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Dr Hildegard Hermine Roedig Hendrickson

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Death 8 Jun 2013 (aged 79)
Chelan County, Washington, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown, Specifically: Hildegard Hendrickson has been missing, and presumed dead, since Saturday 06/08/2013 when she went mushroom hunting alone off a Forest Service road about 10 miles north of Lake Wenatchee. Investigation is ongoing.
Memorial ID 141071008 View Source

Hildegard R. Hendrickson was born in Yugoslavia; the family was of German origin, and had to leave their home at the end of WW. II, and was taken to Austria. She came to the USA to pursue her university education, earning a BA, MBA, and PhD from the University of Washington. In 1967 she joined Seattle University to assist in starting the MBA degree program, which at that time was the only evening, part-time MBA degree program in the Seattle area. Until her retirement in 1996 she was the only instructor for the courses in Money and Capital Markets. She also chaired the Department of Economics. For many years she scheduled the courses for the ASBE, and also served as acting associate dean, and many, many university and school committees. For twenty-five summers she was on the faculty of the National School of Banking which is held at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. She served at Seattle University between 1967 - 1996 and is still very active in our community. Hildegard Hendrickson was featured in a story in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Serious mushroomers have a passion for the hunt, published on June 14, 2004. On June 8, 2014 Hildegard Hendrickson, the godmother of Washington mushroom hunting, ventured among the burnt remains of a pine forest looking for morels and vanished. Her remains have not yet been recovered, and foulplay is suspected. Hildegard was featured in the David Paulides 2014 Novel, "Missing 911". In addition to her expertise in Mushrooms, Hildegard was one of the foremost authorities on the genealogy of Appalachian Kentucky families. When her husband, Monte Hendrickson (1908-2001), began searching for his own roots Hildegard jumped right into it just like she did everything else. Eventually she and Monte published a Hendrickson genealogy book, then a 5-volume Asher history (80,000 names in the database), and eventually a history of the Knuckles family. Whatever money they made from selling their books was donated to the Asher Family Reunions which are held in Red Bird, KY, on land that Monte's ancestor purchased from Chief Red Bird himself.


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  • Created by: Joe Catlett DeStefano
  • Added: 8 Jan 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 141071008
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/141071008/hildegard-hermine-hendrickson : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Hildegard Hermine Roedig Hendrickson (12 Oct 1933–8 Jun 2013), Find a Grave Memorial ID 141071008, ; Maintained by Joe Catlett DeStefano (contributor 48414875) Burial Details Unknown, who reports a Hildegard Hendrickson has been missing, and presumed dead, since Saturday 06/08/2013 when she went mushroom hunting alone off a Forest Service road about 10 miles north of Lake Wenatchee. Investigation is ongoing..