September 22, 1926 - December 23, 2017
On the morning of December 23, 2017 Hilda Martin, our beautiful mother, was called to our Lord.
Hilda was born in Burrel, California on September 22, 1926 to Matthew and Virginia Rocha. She attended schools in Riverdale and moved to Laton in 1944 when she married the love of her life, Louie Martin. They were blessed with two children; Dorothy Hall and David P. Martin. She lived in Laton for over 60 years and moved to Hanford in 2006 to be near her daughter.
Hilda was very active in the Laton Community. In 1985 she was selected as Citizen of the Year and in 1996 Hilda and Louie were named Old Timers of the Year. She worked at Tot and Teen and helped with the senior lunch program. She was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Altar Society and Choir. She was a charter Member of Laton Lioness Club, Secretary of Fire Commissioners, past President of UPPEC Lodge Riverdale and IDES Hardwick, Hanford Carrillo Club, Luso American, member of the Kings County Dairy Women and Fresno County Election Board for 20 years.
Hilda's parents, husband Louie, son David, sisters Mary Dias, Virginia Simas and brother Matt Rocha preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter Dorothy Hall (Gene) of Hanford, two grandchildren Brian Kleinhammer (Aniesha) of Hanford, Kelly Kleinhammer of Santa Maria, daughter-in-law Elaine Martin of Folsom, three step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Hilda will be held 4-7PM at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel on January 2. Recitation of the Holy Rosary followed by Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on January 3 at 10am at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Laton. Interment will follow at Lemoore Cemetery.
The family would like to thank her caregivers; Hacienda Healthcare, Optimal Hospice Care and her Eucharistic Ministers. A special thanks to her earthly angel Alice Pimentel who lovingly watched over her this past year.
Donations in Hilda's name may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Altar Society, P.O. Box 119, Laton, CA 93242 or St. Brigid's Catholic Church, 200 E. Florinda St., Hanford, CA 93230.