- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 11 June 2014
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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Hilda Louise Harris Attaway, age 86, of Rockwall, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, June 6, 2014 at her home in the care of her beloved daughter.
Hilda was born on January 2, 1928 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Roy H and Lois Ethel Pool Harris. After high school, Hilda earned her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of North Texas at Denton. She worked as a kindergarten teacher for Mount Vernon Independent School District for 26 years.
Hilda married the love of her life and best friend, Robert Harrison Attaway, on August 9, 1949 in Palestine, Texas. After nearly 50 years of marriage and lifetime of memories, he preceded her in death on October 8, 1997.
Hilda was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Winnsboro where she was active in Sunday school and various activities in the church. She was also a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association. She was the ultimate homemaker who loved to cook, do puzzles, take care of her flowers, and watch birds. Hilda was the definition of a mother. Although she only had two children by birth, she took care of and loved many, many of the friends who crossed her path by way of her beloved children, Lisa and Brad. Hilda was a truly awesome lady, a one of a kind, who in the classroom, shaped young minds to be ready for the greater challenges ahead and in her personal life she taught the world what it meant to be a wife, mother, and friend.
Hilda is survived by one daughter, Lisa Kay Attaway of Rockwall; one son, Robert Bradford Attaway and wife Jeanette, of Fort Worth; one grandson, Bradley Attaway; siblings, Roy Harris, and wife Cathy, of Austin, Robert “Bob” Harris, and wife Margaret, of League City, Francis Nobles of Cedar Park, and June Ventures of Winfield, KS.
She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Stephanie, and by one brother-in-law, Jimmy Nobles.
A memorial service for Hilda Louise Attaway will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with Dan Huble officiating. Jonathan Harris, Benjamin Harris, Randy Harris, Ronald Harris, Gary Leftwich, Roger Jenkins, Jeff Jacobs, and Tim Evans serving as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hilda Attaway Memorial Scholarship Fund at the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.