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Hilda Long Wiles

Hilda Long Wiles was born August 29, 1915 in Bethany, Ohio to Ethel and Elmer Long. She spent her early years on the family dairy farm. Hilda’s spirit and energy passed from this physical dimension on July 27th, 2015. Hilda is predeceased by her husband Kimball Wiles, and her parents. She is survived by her four children; David ( Marilyn), Jon ( Michele), Wendy ( Nelson Velez), and Kim ( Stan Bond); seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren, all of whom will miss her very much. Hilda earned a BS degree from the University of Alabama and her M.Ed. and Education Specialist degree from the University of Florida. She later served as President of the Phi Delta Kappa honorary fraternity and as President of the University Women’s Club. She was awarded an Outstanding Member in the Alachua County Guardian Ad Litem for representing abused children in the court system. Hilda served as a classroom teacher in the Alachua County Schools from 1960 to 1968 and as a teacher/consultant at the P.K.Yonge Lab Schoool from 1969 to 1976. In 1976 she once again worked in the Alachua County Schools as an assistant principal and curriculum specialist. Hilda spent her summers in Waynesville, North Carolina, interacting there with her many St. Augustine friends. In her later years she lived in her cottage at the Village in Gainesville. She remained fiercely independent until age 96. Her final days were spent near her four children in St. Augustine. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday July 30th at 10:30 am at Milam Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial service will be held for the family after the Memorial at Evergreen Cemetery in Gainesville. Guardian Ad Litem Memorial Contributions Make out checks to: The Guardian Foundation *in check memo line – Memorial Hilda Wiles Mail to: The Guardian Foundation 3919 W. Newberry Road, Suite 3 Gainesville, FL 32670 Questions?? Contact Susan Faulkner-O’Neal, Chair – Guardian Foundation, Inc., @1-352-745-1212 Thank you Jon Wiles

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!