Born in: Beetgum, Holland
Resided in: Fremont, California
Hilda Passage, 100 years old, died October 25, 2020, with family by her side within her home in Fremont, Ca.
Hilda was born September 2, 1920 in Beetgum, Holland, to Charles Dykstra and Bertha van Dijk. Her family emigrated to the United States when she was two years old.
She loved life and learning. She was very active in school, getting top grades. She was involved in sports, music, drama, the school newspaper and other organizations. She instilled a love of learning and curiosity to all of her children and grandchildren. Even in her 50’s, she and her second husband, Clinton Passage, would take classes at the community college.
After high school, Hilda became a court and convention reporter for 11 years. She traveled throughout the United States for her work. In 1960, she and her first husband, Raymond Hann, moved to Fremont, Ca. She became involved in the Irvington United Presbyterian Church and became a teacher’s aide at Horner Junior High School.
In the 1970’s, Clint and she started traveling around the world. They visited most of the United States, traveled throughout Europe, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tokyo, China Hong Kong, Macau, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, and Tunisia
Her family was of great importance to her. She was a lover of traveling, gardening, and reading (not sure in what order).
Hilda is survived by her daughters Kathy Hann, Karen Hann, and Debbie Lundgren; grandchildren Robert Ewing, Tony Ewing, Mary Rubin, Crystal Howard, Sarah Lamb, Katie Baumgardner, Trevor Hann, Zach Lundgren, and Matthew Lundgren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and niece Judy Bennett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Passage, and son, Stephen Hann.
A memorial service was held Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the Chapel of the Angels, Fremont, Ca.