Hilda E. Bradshaw, 81
DURHAM — Hilda Elizabeth Bradshaw, 81, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2012 at Saint Marks Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, surrounded by her loving family.
A service of witness to the Resurrection will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Joseph S. Harvard, III officiating. A brief reception will follow at church prior to burial in Maplewood Cemetery.
Hilda was born Oct. 15, 1930 in Clinton, to Owen and Bettie Bradshaw. She was raised in the Clinton area and attended Halls High School, graduating in 1949. She married James Andrew Bradshaw in 1953 in Durham. Together they raised one daughter, Dorothy (Dottie).
Hilda worked for General Telephone (GTE) for over 42 years. She was an exceptional employee who was highly respected and liked by all and rose to the position of supervisor. After her professional career ended she was an enthusiastic volunteer at Duke Hospital for over 15 years and was awarded a lifetime volunteer award. Hilda was a member, deacon, and a well-liked church staff volunteer at First Presbyterian Church. She unselfishly gave of her time and talents to serve her church and fellow man.
Hilda was a very independent woman who loved visiting her daughter in Utah and enjoyed all manner of outdoor activities. She was devoted to her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Charles III. She will always be remembered for her warmth, wit, charm and her ability to make friends where ever she went.
Surviving are her sister, Betty Jackson of Fayetteville, her daughter Dorothy “Dottie” Hussey of Salt Lake City and grandson, Charles Hussey III of Salt Lake City. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings; Franklin Bradshaw (Buddy), Della Travis Jackson, Elsie Thornton Pope, Janet Bradshaw Jordan, and her husband, James Andrew Bradshaw.
Friends may visit the family from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, located at 1113 W. Main St. in Durham.
Contributions in Hilda’s name may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 305 East Main Street, Durham, 27701 or to an organization very dear to her heart, Duke Children’s Hospital.
Online memorials may be made at hallwynne.com.