A funeral service for Nelly Victoria Hedges was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Perry.
Father Paul Nguyen officiated. Carole O’Hare was the lector. Eucharistic ministers were Bill O’Hare and Carole O’Hare. Chuck Schott was the musician. Ushers were Bill O’Hare and Joe McCarty. Sharitzy Romero was the altar server.
Nelly Victoria Hedges, daughter of Felipe Flores and Mery Victoria Bustamante Baca, was born June 28, 1961, in Chiclayo, Peru, and died June 16, 2015, at the Perry Health Care Center at the age of 53.
Nelly grew up in Lima, Peru. She graduated from high school and got married at the age of 18 to Julio Torres Calderon. They were blessed with a child, Javier Torres Calderon. She cared for her child and always took an active part of his life.
Nelly was the director of a clinic in Lima, Peru. She later was a sales executive with a cellular company.
Nelly moved to the U.S. 10 years ago, moving to Chula, Mo., where she toured shelters and gave talks about surviving cancer.
Nelly adopted a cat, “Minnie,” whom she loved very much. She moved to South Carolina in 2012 to work at Winthrop University as manager of the custodial team.
Nelly moved to Perry and lived with her sister, Karim, for the last eight months of her life.
Nelly enjoyed watching movies, playing volleyball and collecting gold.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Nelly is survived by her son, Javier Torres-Caldevon Flores; brothers, Jorge Cabrejos Bustamante (Karina Ruiz Perez), Roberto Cabrejos Bustamante (Sandra Neyra) and Cristian Suarez; sister, Karim C. Stone (Benjamin R Stone); nieces, Marcela Cabrejos, Karina Cabrejos and Brianna Stone; nephews, Jorge Luis Cabrejos, Fabian Cabrejos, Benjamin Cabrejos and Christian Cabrejos; numerous aunts and uncles; other relatives and many friends.
Hastings Funeral Home of Perry was in charge of arrangements.