Gerald Wilson Hildreth
Gerald was born Feb. 28, 1926, the second child of Millard Henry and Mary Louisa (McBride) Hildreth. He grew up and attended school in Castleford, Idaho. Gerald married Lois Francis Gould on Feb. 17, 1951, in Kimberly, Idaho. Their marriage was later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1963. They were blessed with four children. Gerald’s love of farming led them to the Castleford/Rosewood area, Hansen and Kimberly. He retired from the LDS farm south of Kimberly, Idaho, in 1990.
Surviving Gerald is his wife, Lois; daughters, Mary Ann (Dennis) Hennefer of Carey, Carol (Carl) Jones of Hollister and Gerry (Louisa) Hildreth of Glenns Ferry; son-in-law, Walt Hamby of Hollister; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters, Gayle Clark and Naomi Arnett; brothers, George and Robert Hildreth; daughter, Peggy Hamby; and grandson, Austin Hennefer.
Visitation for Gerald will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls. Visitation will be held from 9-9:50 a.m. Friday, March 21, at the Twin Falls LDS West Stake Center, 667 Harrison St. (across from Harrison Elementary School). The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Harrison Street West Stake Center. Burial will follow the service at the Twin Falls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the LDS Missionary Fund or the charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank the angels from Idaho Home Health and Hospice for their kind care.
Those wishing to share memories and condolences may do so on Gerald’s memorial webpage at www.magicvalleyfuneralhome.com.