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Sarah Elizabeth Hudgins Uhorchak, 92

Sarah Elizabeth Hudgins Uhorchak, 92

Sarah Elizabeth Hudgins Uhorchak, 92, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 23, 2016.

Sarah was born in Rutherford County, N.C. on October 21, 1923 to the late James Hobson Hudgins and Floy Jackson Hudgins. She was the eldest of four daughters. She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory James Uhorchak and her daughter, Vicki Lee Uhorchak, her parents, her sisters Doris Ellen Seymour, Louis Mae Orr and Phyllis Marie Allen.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Walter (Wally) Uhorchak.

Sarah graduated from Edneyville High School in June 1940 and moved to Washington, D.C. She graduated from Strayer College, Washington, D.C. and was employed by the War Department (Department of Defense) as a secretary. After the onset of WW II, her entire office structure was transferred to Winston-Salem, N.C. She transferred to the newly opened Basic Training Center #10 in Greensboro, N.C. in the spring of 1943 where she met the soldier who would be her husband. Sarah and Walter (Wally) were married in the Base Chapel on November 6, 1943. She followed her husband when possible as he was transferred from base to base and she returned to Washington, C.C. when he was designated for overseas assignment in 1945.

After the war ended Sarah and Wally took up residence in Washington, D.C. and she was employed by the Department of Defense as a secretary. They moved from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, MD, to Eglin AFB FL, to Sunnyvale, CA, to Lubbock, TX, to Hendersonville, NC, to Tehran, Iran, and to Kennesaw, GA as Wally pursued his career in the aerospace industry until his retirement from the Lockheed Georgia Company (now the Lockheed-Martin Corp), Marietta, GA in 1992.

In December 2005 the couple returned to Hendersonville, N.C. and settled down in Blue Ridge Villas on Orr's Camp Road.

She is also survived by her nephew James Eric Orr (Janet) and their three children and grandchildren, her niece Kathy Orr McSwain (Tommy) and their three children, and the three children and grandchildren of her niece, the late Gail Orr McKenzie (Steve) and several cousins.

The funeral will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with The Rev. Dr. Gordon Elliott officiating. Internment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.

No flowers please. Memorials may be made to the Crosswalk Youth Center, First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, N.C.