Mary Ann Veronica Ziebol Hulth, 87
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Feb. 15, 1926~March 30, 2013
Mary Ann Veronica Ziebol Hulth, age 87, died Saturday evening at Barbour Court in Smithfield. Born February 15, 1926 in Cold Springs, MN she was a daughter of the late Matthew Mathias and Elizabeth Wilmes Ziebol. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Thorleif Hulth, Jr. sisters, Margaret Henneck, Lois McKibbean, and Frances Trobec, brothers, Arthur Ziebol, Edmund Ziebol, and Robert Ziebol, and granddaughter, Cabel Ruth Hulth. Mrs. Hulth was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.
Mrs. Hulth attended Holy Angels Parochial School and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1944. She then entered Cadet Nursing and graduated with Third Year Nursing Degree as an RN in 1947 from St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation, she was employed in the operating room by the Medical Surgical VA in Des Moines, Ia.
In 1949, Mrs. Hulth joined the US Navy Nurse Corp as an Ensign stationed in Boston, MA. There she met Peter T. Hulth, Jr. from Columbia, SC. They married in the Naval Chapel on base in 1949. Following her discharge, she and Peter moved to Chapel Hill, NC where she worked at NC Memorial Hospital Clinic. Afterwards they moved to Scotland Neck, NC where she was the laboratory nurse for C.N. Neville, MD. After moving to Smithfield in 1955, she worked at Johnston Memorial Hospital before becoming assistant to Hubert M. Poteat, Jr., MD in his surgical practice. After 15 years, she returned to Johnston Memorial Hospital for 23 years. She later became head of Infection Control at Johnston Memorial.
Mrs. Hulth was an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, served two terms on the Church Council, taught CCD classes, confirmation class, and was a member of the Ladies Guild. She was also active in the NC Nurses Associations and National Association of Operating Room Nurses. Mrs. Hulth was a founding member of the Association of Retarded Children in Johnston County, was instrumental in starting Special Education Classes in Johnston County, and co-founded Johnston County Industries. She served on the Johnston County Council of Developmental Disabilities, the O'Berry/South Central Council, and was appointed Advocate for the Disabled by Governor Holshouser.
She was an avid reader, adept at playing bridge and scrabble, and excelled at many forms of needlework. She delighted in family get-togethers and remembered all birthdays and anniversaries with gifts, cards, and letters. She especially loved spending time at their getaway at the beach.
A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Smithfield. The family will receive friends from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the home, 209 N. 3rd St., Smithfield, NC 27577.
Surviving are her sons, Peter Thorleif "Rocky" Hulth III and girlfriend Linda Allen of Smithfield, Paul Hansen Hulth and wife Melanie of Clayton; daughters, Pamela Teresa "Suni" Lacklen and husband Greg of Greensboro, Patricia Anne Hulth of Smithfield, and Margaret Lynn "Peggy" Tippett and husband Terry of Middlesex; brother James Ziebol, sisters Virginia Lyon, Kathryn Schnobrich, Irene Stearns, and Elizabeth Olson; eight grandchildren, Arnot, Amelia, and Peter Hulth, Rachel Wilson, Emily Foster, Allison Brewington, Lindsay and Dawson Tippett; and seven great grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at underwoodfh.com.
Underwood Funeral Home
522 South Bright Leaf Boulevard
Smithfield, NC 27577
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 2, 2013