ROCKLAND — Hildred (Hilda) Bertha Emerson, 84, passed away October 9, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimers, at Woodlawn Memory Care in Rockland, Maine.
Hilda was born January 11, 1936 to Herbert and Katherine (Cole) Robinson. In her younger years she worked as a cook at logging camps. She also worked at Van Balens, and retired from the Rockland State Liquor Store.
In 1953 she married Maynard Thompson and had two children, Clyde and Mary.
In 1958 she married Francis Emerson and had a son, John.
Hilda enjoyed going to lawn sales, later, buying storage units to have her own lawn sales. She enjoyed crafting and sewing, always sewing her grandchildren’s Halloween costumes when they were younger. She also made her own shirts from scrap material. She loved saving a dollar any way she could, and was proud of it. She was known to her grandchildren as Pucky.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Emerson; sisters, Mildred and Frances; and grandchildren Christopher Thompson and John Emerson, Jr.
Hilda is survived by her children, Clyde Thompson of North Carolina, Mary Johnson (Paul Black) of Arkansas, and John Emerson (Valerie Winchenbach) of Waldoboro; grandchildren Katie (William) Hayes of Owls Head, Stephen Johnson of Arkansas, and Albert Riggin, of Texas; great grandchildren, Trapper Mills-Emerson and his mother Alisha of Cushing and McKenzie Johnson of Arkansas; her nieces, Brenda and Cindy, and her special ex-daughter-in-law, Darlene.
A small family memorial service is planned for October 25.