EPSOM - Hilda A. (Danforth) Hiltz, 68, of Epsom, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 23rd surrounded by her loving family.
Hilda was born in West Stewartstown March 19, 1944, the daughter of Benjamin Ralph and Blanche (Leigh) Danforth. She was raised in West Stewartstown and Colebrook and was a graduate of Colebrook Academy and Plymouth State College. Hilda began her teaching career at Lin-Wood High School and, shortly after, married Donald Frederick Hiltz and moved to Gilmanton where she taught upper grades at Barnstead Elementary School. Years later they resided in Farmington and Middleton and Hilda retired from Farmington High School in 2005 after 26 years of service to the Farmington school district. Upon retirement Hilda and Donald moved to Epsom.
Hilda loved spending time with her family and friends. She also loved to travel; visiting national parks, the ocean, lighthouses and many other historic sites and natural wonders. In her spare time, Hilda enjoyed scrapbooking and sewing.
Hilda is survived by her husband of 43 years, Donald Hiltz; her son, Allen Hiltz and his wife, Erin, of Tewksbury, Mass.; her daughter, Ruthanne Gutowski and her husband, Jeffrey, of New Hampton, N.Y.; grandchildren Ryan Paris, Emma Hiltz, Erik Gutowski and Owen Hiltz; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 28th at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hilda's memory may be made to CRVNA Hospice, The Slusser Center 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301 or online at www.crvna.org
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire, Boscawen office, is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial please go to www.csnh.com
for an online guest book.