Hilda Rheaume
1927 - 2019
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Mrs. Hilda Elizabeth Rheaume, age 91 of Orange Park, FL passed away on October 13, 2019. She was born October 20, 1927 in Valrico, FL, the youngest of 6 children born to Thomas Cox and Ruth Beck Cox. Hilda married Paul Rheaume in Norfolk, VA in 1948 and enjoyed traveling with him throughout his 29 year Navy career, finally retiring in Orange Park.
Hilda was a 46 year member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, and was active in the Red Hat Society (Queen of the Red Hot Toppers), TOPS, and the DAR. She was predeceased by her loving husband Paul in 2007; infant twin sons; her sister Lucy Spears and brothers Wilbur, Willard, and Jack. Hilda is survived by her loving daughter Julie (Cotton) Morlock; her sister Clara Dell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday October 21, 2019 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1649 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, FL with Fr. Ignatius Plathanam Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Garden of the Last Supper at Jacksonville Memory Gardens. Family members will greet friends from 10:00 AM until the hour of service on Monday morning at the church. Please sign the online guestbook at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com
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Published in Florida Times-Union from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2019.
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October 20, 2019
Julie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hilda was my best friend since '78 in TOPS. We went on many TOPS convention trips. I will have a lot of memory of her story telling and jokes. Loved her dearly.
Rosemary Hager
October 18, 2019
Mes sympathies Juie et Cotton ,

Nous garderons toujours un beau souvenir de tante Hilda de l'acceuil qu'elle nous réservait lors de nos visites.

Merci d'avoir été dans notre vie malgré la distance qui nous séparait.

Lucie et Max
Rhéaume Lucie
October 17, 2019
Hilda sat next to me at my very first DAR meeting and never let me go from them on. Always a smile....always a kind word. And always a bag of aluminum cans for our Kans4K9s project, which were saved by her daughter Julie. 'Tho missed in recent years at our DAR gatherings, she and I still shared the occasional phone call.

Vaya con dios my friend..........

Lynn Vernon
Lynn Vernon
October 17, 2019
Hilda and Paul were very sweet people ❤ They are back together now. I enjoyed visiting with them.
Sherri Foster
October 17, 2019
DAR Constitution Luncheon 2015
Hilda won my heart with her honest and sweet personality at our first meeting. We were talking about her joining DAR, something she wanted to do for some time. She was always cheerful and smiling - I'll miss her deeply. My sincere sympathy to her family for their loss.
A forever friend,
Cheryl Field
Cheryl Field
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