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Sonya Lourdes Hilderbrand

Sonya Lourdes Hilderbrand, 76, of Gillespie, passed away at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024 at 8:37 a.m.

She was born Feb. 11, 1947, in Mexico to Fernando Salamaca and Anna Ugalde Salamaca.

She married Roy E. Hilderbrand on Oct. 5, 2004 in Benld.

She was retired after having been a cashier for Walmart.

Sonya enjoyed cross stitching, reading, going to movies, music and traveling.

She is survived by her spouse, Roy Hilderbrand of Gillespie; children, Wendy (Earl) Gibson of CA, Wilbert (Heather) Boring III of Monroe City, MO; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Tina) Canseco of CA, Miriam (Duarte) Benevides of CA, Bianka (Gene) Karger of FL.

Sonya was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Frank Canseco.

Services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 at Gillespie Methodist Church.  Burial was at the Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie.

Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Caring Center.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.