Hilda Casado, 96, went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2019. She was born on July 23, 1922 in Fresno to parents Christian and Molly Kramer, who were Russian immigrants who lived in the Volga River area, which was a German community.
Hilda’s parents had moved to Fresno where they started their family of six sisters and one brother. Hilda was the middle girl, with three older and three younger, and she referred to herself as the “rose between the thorns”. Hilda and her sisters started working at Thornton Canning Company in Thornton at the age of 15. It was here that, a few years later, she met the love of her life, Cedro, her husband of 73 years.
After moving to Galt, Hilda worked at the Galt Department Store for 25 years. Sadly, the store closed down. Hilda and Cedro both were members of the community organization known as the “Galt Grange” for many years. Cedro was president and Hilda was his right hand. She worked hard at the Grange and did all the reservations for the hall. Hilda and Cedro enjoyed going to Reno and Jackson on the Galt Grange and Galt Recreation Department buses to try their hand on the slot machines. Hilda was a fixture in Galt as she did not have a driver’s license until her 40s and she walked everywhere. She finally got her license and drove to Woodbridge Golf and Country Club to play golf.
Surviving Hilda are her daughter Joy Miller, granddaughter Jessica La Pointe Menold, great granddaughter McKenna and one remaining sister, Barbara Hernandez of Hayward; local nephews, Larry and Ben Casado; and lastly her niece, Shirley Coleman.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future. Please sign the guest book at www.lodinews.com/ guestbook.