Hilda Mair 92 of Lyman, Wyoming was reunited with her sweetheart Arnold on January 24, 2018. She was born in Midway, Utah on April 6, 1925 to Arthur and Sarah Ann Smith Bates. Hilda was the tenth child in a family of twelve children.
Hilda, along with her siblings, was raised on the 59 acre family farm just outside of Francis, Utah. Hilda learned the value of hard work early in her life. The family grew their own food and raised many Angora goats which they milked and sold their felt for yarn. She attended school in the Wasatch District in Heber City, Utah where she played on the girls’ basketball team.
Hilda married Arnold Mair on September 15, 1941. From this union four boys were born; Marvin, Dennis, Ronnie, and Brent. Arnold, Hilda, and their boys lived in Heber, Keetley, Coalville, and Echo Utah. Arnold passed away at the early age of 47 on October 11, 1968.
Hilda was well known for her beautiful crocheting work, she made many crochet doilies which she would starch and stretch on boards herself. Hilda worked at the Kozy Café in Echo for many years. You could always tell where Hilda was by her laugh long before you ever saw her.
Hilda loved the outdoors. She truly enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and riding her four-wheeler. She enjoyed watching hummingbirds in her yard and loved them so much that she would hang a feeder for them outside of the trailer while camping.
Hilda moved to Lyman, Wyoming with her son Brent in 1977 where Brent was employed with the local mines. Hilda enjoyed holidays, parties, birthdays, and any kind of family get-together. One of her greatest pleasures in life was fishing at Flaming Gorge with Brent. Hilda caught numerous large macks and was more than happy to show anybody that she could out fish them. She was somewhat of a legend with the regulars of the Gorge.
Hilda was a member of the LDS Church and taught primary for many years.
Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, her 11 siblings, her husband Arnold, sons Dennis Mair and Ronnie Mair, grandsons Dennis Kale Mair and Cody Mair, and granddaughter Shelley Sargent. She is loved and survived by her sons Marvin (Beverly) Mair and Brent Mair, grandson Rick (Laura) Mair, great grandsons Cody (Diane) Sargent, Garret (Keisha) Sargent, and Shilo (Makayla) Mair, and great-great grandsons; Krew, McCoy, and Jaxton Mair, and Lucian Sargent.
A viewing will be held Tuesday January 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM with a viewing 1 hour prior to services. Viewings and funeral services will take place at Crandall Funeral Home 800 Uinta Street Evanston, Wyoming. Interment will be at the Heber City, Utah Cemetery following the funeral service at 2:00 PM.
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