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Male, born 1935-04-15

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Hedreen, R.C., Company, Developers

Professional History


Founder, R.C. Hedreen Company, Seattle, WA, 1963- .


High School / College

Graduate, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA, 1952. At Garfield, Hedreen played on the golf team, participated in the ski club and was a junior class representative. (See Garfield High School, Arrow Yearbook 1952, n.p.)

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1957.



Between at least 1935 and 1940, the Hedreen Family lived at 1228 East Newton Street in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. According to the 1940 US Census the house had a value of about $7,000, about double the local average.The Hedreens could afford a maid, Marjorie Rush (born c. 1901 in WA), who had lived previously in the Lowell neighborhood of Everett, WA. (See, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: m-t0627-04378; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 40-136, accessed 03/23/2022 and, Source Citation National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 74, accessed 03/22/2022.)

Since the 1990s, the Hedreens lived in multiple residences in Seattle, WA, Clyde Hill, WA, Suquamish, WA, and Kihei, HI.


His father was Guy Noble Hedreen (born 11/07/1909 in Tacoma, WA--d. 05/06/1993 in Seattle, WA), his mother, Nona Castle (born 1912 in NY-d. 2010). In 10/1940, Guy worked for a Philadelphia-based insurance company.

Richard had an older brother, Guy Michael Hedreen (born c. 12/1933 in Seattle, WA). He married Arlene Marie Grundstrom (born 03/25/1931 in Butte, MT-d. d. 03/07/2006 in Seattle, WA) on 05/25/1956 in Seattle, WA, but divorced her on 02/06/1970. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013; Reference Number: kingcoarchmc211989, acessed 03/23/2022 and, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington State Divorce Indexes, 1969-2014.)


He wed Elizabeth Ann Petri on 10/26/1957 in King County, WA. (See King County Marriage Records, 1855-2018 - Richard C Hedreen - Elizabeth Ann Petri, King County Marriage Records, 1855-2018, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives,, accessed 03/22/2022.)


He and Elizabeth had a son, Guy Michael Hedreen (born 12/12/1958 in TX), named for Richard's brother. (See, Source Information Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005, accessed 03/23/2022.)

Biographical Notes

Richard and Elizabeth Hedreen were notable donors to the Seattle Symphony.

PCAD id: 5426