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Hilda Margaret Lenfers Hroch

Hilda Margaret Lenfers Hroch, born in Indiana, November 7, 1915, lived for nine decades in Fallbrook and passed away quietly on Sunday, August 15 surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Hroch; brothers Lawrence “Sparky” Lenfers and Art Lenfers; sister Lorene St. James; and son William “Butch” Hroch.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Myrna; her grandchildren, Larry, Greg and Melody; nine great-grandchildren, and even one great-great-grandchild.

Hilda lived in Fallbrook almost all her life, experiencing most of the fast progress of the twentieth century. In the Prohibition twenties, she spent many barefoot days down in De Luz making sure to stay away from a few “moonshiners” she had been warned about. In the thirties she married one of the CCC boys working in town, building such things as Live Oak Park. In the next half a century, she remarried once, had a son, and eventually, year-by-year, traveled around the world to such countries as Canada, Spain, Tanzania, China, Russia, Greece and more than 20 others.

Hilda slowed a bit in her 90s, but still lived independently until last week, enjoying family visits and her nightly bowls of ice cream that she shared with her dogs, on her lap, while watching her old shows on her new digital television.

A graveside service will be held Friday, August 20, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Eternal Hills Memorial Park in Oceanside. Officiating will be Chaplain Patricia Borsum.


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