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Mathilde A. "Hilde" Schneider(1920 – 2012)

Hilde was born in Buchen, Germany, on July 10, 1920. After a long illness, she passed away peacefully at home on November 10, 2012, surrounded by her loving sisters.
Very bright and independent from a young age, Hilde became a successful buyer in the Fashion Industry in Germany. In 1957, Hilde immigrated to America in search of the sun and the ocean and came to Coronado.
After moving to San Francisco, Hilde became employed by I. Magnin. When the company opened to a larger location in La Jolla in 1963, she asked to be transferred. Over the next 25 years with I. Magnin in La Jolla, she worked in sales and as department manager. Hilde was enjoyed by her many clients and co-workers for her taste and sophistication.
Of her many passions, she had love for the arts, music and dance. Hilde maintained a beautiful garden where she always shared her flowers and harvest. Hilde was an excellent cook and incorporated her German heritage into many of her dishes.
Hilde is survived by her sisters, Marianne Schneider and Brigitta and husband, John Patrick Lamer; one nephew; three nieces; and three great-nephews. We will miss her much.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Mary Star of the Sea on December 15, 2012, at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92103.
Published in La Jolla Light on Dec. 6, 2012
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