BERLIN, N.H. — Hilda Wright Brown left this earth to be with the angels on Jan. 11, surrounded by her family. She is an inspiration to all who knew her with her kindness and unending love and energy.

She was born to George A. and Violet L. Wright on Aug. 30, 1921, in Northfleet Kent, England, which remained her homeland. She loved reminiscing of her childhood there with brothers, Jack, Elsper and George and sister, Kathleen.

When the war threatened Europe, she joined the British Royal Air Force, where she met her future husband, Irving W. Brown, a member of the U.S. Air Force. Following the war, they made their home in Bethel and raised four amazing children, David, Kathy, Suki and Bob.

She touched thousands of lives as a cook in the Bethel School System. Students knew that they could always count on Hilda for nourishment and encouragement.

One of her greatest loves was her grandchildren, Tammy Davis, Denise Brown, Aaron Bean, Carl and Gene Baker and Mathieu, AJ and Christa DeRaspe. She was happy as seven great-grandchildren were added. She lived for family visits when she would stuff everyone with her wonderful meals, cookies and pies and showered them with her knitted gifts.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 65 years, Irving; children, David and wife, Judi, Kathleen and husband, Larry Baker, Suki (Carol Sue) and Bob and wife, Suzanne; and a special niece, Berta Broomhall.

A special thanks to the entire staff of the Androscoggin Valley Hospital.

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