Rita Rebeca Hedges, 78, of Billings, has gone to be with the Lord on March 3, 2018. 

Rita was born to William and Cora Hedges in Havre on May 12, 1939. She is proceeded by her grandson, Danny Maxwell. She graduated from MSUB with a Masters in Psychology among many other accomplishments. She was dedicated to her patients as a drug and alcohol counselor. She helped many people put their lives on a better path and developed lifelong friendships.

Rita was blessed with a large family. From the very beginning, she dedicated her children to God and encouraged them to a path of righteousness. She was a kind and gentle humanitarian at heart.

Rita is survived by her five children, Alan Pfeiffer, Coralee Berns, Tammy Maxwell, Bill Herigstad, Rebecca Cundall, and step-daughter Natalie Pierre and thirteen grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. She has 4 siblings; Katherine, Bill, Lois, and Thomas. She will be dearly missed by her family.

The Vigil service at 6 p.m., March 12, at Smith Downtown Funeral Chapel. Memorial service at St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral, on March 13, at 12 p.m. In honor of Lent, the family accepts donations to any Humane Society.