Tad W. Hedrick, 52, went to be with his Lord Jesus on September 24, 2017. He was an accomplished culinary chef after graduating from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore. He won several culinary competitions in the northwest while working in Oregon and Alaska. He loved fishing and the outdoors. Survived by his parents, Ron and Becky Hedrick of Pueblo; sister, Tracy (Steve) Thompson; and nephews, Ryan and Sean all of Albuquerque; along with aunts and uncles in Pueblo, Texas and Washington. He bravely fought stage IV cancer and a brain tumor for eleven years. He moved back to Pueblo in 2010 to be close to family. The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Terri, Pam and Pastor Mike. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made direct to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My name is Joshua Knowlton and I met Tad while he was a cook instructor at Angel Job Corps when I was enrolled there at age 17. I remember that he was a cool guy and very easy to get along with. Watching him cut food so quickly was fascinating. He taught me how to make radish roses. I still have one of his books, “Professional Cooking”, with me after all these years. He wrote his name and initials in it.
    I’m sorry for the loss you have all gone through. I have lost several family members to cancer. Know that Tad made a difference in the lives of others.
    Joshualknowlton@gmail.com

  2. Sorry to hear of your loss. Our family has fond memories of you when you lived next door to us on Arlen. We have a picture in one of our albums of Tad sitting in a little rocking chair in our living room. May your faith comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Ron & Becky, I’m pretty sure Tad was born when you lived next door to my family on Arlen. I do know for sure that I did some babysitting for you & Becky made my cheerleading outfit for 9th grade. I was in the restaurant business & I’m sure Tad would have been a pleasure to work with. My heart goes out to you as yours are breaking.

  4. Ron, Becky and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Joan and I will always remember Tad as the most beautiful new born and young blonde boy from so many years ago in Pueblo when you started your journey together as a family. Over the years when we would talk about our time in Pueblo all of you would come up and it always included our fond memories of you two and Tad and his good looks. Take care…..Tom & Joan

  5. Becky, Ron, and Tracy-
    Kathleen and I were saddened by Tad’s passing. May you be consoled of memories of times without pain. As a chef, Tad is now preparing a place at the table of the Lord.
    Peace

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