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Gilda Silkowski Hihar

Slidell, Louisiana

May 31, 1949 – Aug 2, 2019 (Age 70)


May 31, 1949
August 2, 2019
Slidell, Louisiana
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


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Honaker Funeral Home Obituary

Gilda Joan "Gidget" Silkowski Hihar passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, August 2, 2019. She was born at Charity Hospital in New Orleans on May 31, 1949, to Edna Marie Billiot Silkowski and was the fifth of nine children. Gidget was 10 years old when she lost her mother. She spent the rest of her youth as a resident of St. Elizabeth's Orphanage in New Orleans and in the loving foster home of Mrs. St. Amant.

She attended high school at Annunciation High School and L.E. Rabouin in New Orleans, and was a graduate of the State Industrial School for Girls in Ball, Louisiana, where she was honored with the Betty Crocker Award before starting college at Southeastern University.

She worked as an administrative assistant for several companies throughout the years, including Sara Mayo Hospital, Medi-Center, Tel-Answer, Allen & Associates, Ltd., and St. Charles Parish Hospital. She was also a card carrying tribal member of the United Houma Nation. Her favorite past time was seeing her family together and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also loved cooking and watching Judge Judy and Cops.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Edna, two brothers, David and Nathan Silkowski, and a sister, Donna Silkowski Kellogg. Left to treasure and carry on the memories that she so lovingly created are her children: Denise Hihar Childs (Charles), Ralph John Hihar, IV, Angela Hromanik (Michael), Gary Allen and fiance Cierra Beauvais, and Lacey Allen. Also left to mourn her loss are her grandchildren, Nicholas Childs (Kaleigh), Eric Frois (Kimberly), Ashley Pizzolato, Rebecca Childs, Katie Allen, Londyn Smith, George Hromanik, Natalya Hromanik, Kali Allen, and Gideon Allen; and great-grandchildren, Aubree Frois, Kennedy Childs, and Connor Frois.

She is also survived by five siblings: Margaret Silkowski Ern of Daytona Beach, FL; Deanne Silkowski Blanchard of Vero Beach, FL; Glenn Silkowski (Patricia) of Mesquite, TX; Jay Silkowski of El Paso, TX; Casey Silkowski (Mary) of Marrero, LA; and a large host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Endless thanks to Guardian Hospice for their loving care.

In lieu of customary remembrances, and by request of our mother, please consider sending memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Thanks for the warmth and love that closed the gap between us. We talked for hours on messenger where we got close. Thanks for the sweet messages, blessings and love for me and my kids who you didn't get the chance to meet. You have a heart of gold. R.I.P. I love you Aunt Gidget, always!

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Tony and I are so sorry for your loss. She was a great neighbor and close friend. We shared many laughs and shared wonderful stories. May God bless you all during this time of grief with all the family and friends who knew her. LOVE, Pam and Tony Migliore May she rest in peace with all the angels in heaven.

You were one of my best friends for over 44 years. I loved you like a sister. You were always there for me to talk to, no matter what the subject, good or bad. I will miss you dearly. See you on the other side.

You were a wonderful mother, sister, and friend. You will be missed so much. My children will always remember their Aunt Gidget with fond memories. Rest In Peace my friend.