Lee was a very dear friend and we are very saddened by her loss. She was a special lady and will always be in our hearts. We had many great times getting together with Lee and George over the years and will cherish those memories. Our thoughts go out to George as he goes through this difficult time.
James and Martha Craig
January 19, 1931 ˜ May 12, 2020
Aloha Lee Hildebrand was born in Washougal, Washington, January 19, 1931 to Theodore (Ted) and Honor Jenny of Washougal. Lee (as she preferred) lived most of her life in Washougal and was voted to be Valedictorian at her high school graduation.
Lee married George Hildebrand on Thanksgiving Day in 1956, a marriage that lasted 63 years.
Lee had worked for IBM and Crown Zellerbach as a key punch operator. In 1971, she started as bookkeeper for the newly formed Hildebrand Concrete Company and was a homemaker, accomplished seamstress, quilter and tole painter with a passion for many other crafts. She also loved to socialize with others in the community and had a very charismatic personality.
Lee is survived by husband, George Hildebrand; sons, Randy (Karen) Schafer and Rick (Jayne) Hildebrand; sister, Mildred (John) Knapp; four grandchildren, Rhonda Schafer, Becky (Jason) Evans, Paul (Krista) Hildebrand and Danielle Hildebrand; also four great-grandchildren, Maverick, Mackenzie, Kaylee and Adelyn.
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Published in The Columbian on May 19, 2020.