I knew Hildie these last couple years, but it feels like we've been connected in the heart-space for much longer. She was like the grandmother I never had. She was a well of wisdom and I learned so much from her and am forever grateful she was in my life. I can honestly say that she awakened my loving heart ❤ I'm glad I got to speak with her a couple weeks back and that she sounded peaceful and happy to be eating the yummy foods that had been off-limits for years! She knew the time was near and she was making the most of it by surrounding herself with her loved ones and the teachings of the Buddha. My deepest condolences to her family. Let's continue to hold space for her in the light as she makes this sacred voyage beyond ~
Hildie touched my heart in a way that no one had done before. I learned so much from her, and her grace and compassion will always be with me. She was always grateful for everything, and I could tell how much her family meant to her. If she touched my heart in the way that she did in such a short amount of time -- I cannot imagine the way she must have touched each one of you as family. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to each and every one of you. Hildie was so special. May she live on in your hearts, always.
The Denver Family Institute is perfect for a donation in Hildie’s memory. When we were together, she talked always about the importance of her family, each and every one, and wanting everyone to be together. The last time we walked she was in the midst of planning/renting the Thanksgiving home so all of her precious children and grandchildren would be with her. I’m so glad you had that opportunity. My love and heart goes out to you on your loss. May her memory always be a blessing. With love ❤️, Marilyn
Hildie was a dear friend and colleague for the many years we lived in Denver and our children attended Cherry Creek high school.
I also knew Rose for many years through my positon at the JCC.
For 2 years we reconnected when she and Ralph visited Sarasota; we shared many memories and encouragement in her valiant determination to fight this disease. My family sends heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
My husband Steve and I were very saddened to learn of Hildie’s passing. We knew her years ago when she was involved with Rodef Shalom and our children were school contemporaries. I recall a lecture she gave about the dangers of meaninglessness in ones’ life. Well Hildie, you made your life beautiful and full of love and meaning. May your memory forever be for a blessing. Condolences to your family and loved ones.
Hildie “HeartMom” is my role model. I am forever changed by knowing her. During our recent visit together on December 20th, I will never forget her words of wisdom. She said, “Loss is one of the most important things to resolve. To get through loss is critical. Otherwise you get stuck with depression and anxiety. Be resilient, be strong, remember who you are as survivors. That is so important”.
I asked her if there is anything she would like to do or experience during this precious and limited time she has left and she calmly and peacefully said, “No. I feel like this is it. I feel complete. I feel done. I feel that my quality of life has been done in the way that I have known it. There is nobody that I’m upset with. I feel complete.”
Those words give me tremendous comfort. Thank you Hildie HeartMom for your mentorship, friendship, compassion, wisdom, and love. I pray for peace and comfort to your beautiful family.
Hildie once told me that she cherished all the memories of her lost brother, happy or sad, because they all kept him alive. I feel fortunate to have so many memories now to keep Hildie alive in the same way. Godspeed, Hildie, and deepest sympathy to all her loved ones.
hilde was funny, sharp, playful and wise. I feel lucky to have known her. She loved her family so much! She was always sharing stories about her grandchildren! My heart goes out to you as you find your way through this loss.