A Master of Arts in English followed in 1968 from the University of Idaho. Her work as a student was distinguished by excellence; she was a member of three national honor societies, beginning with her induction into Phi Theta Kappa at LCNS, followed by her induction into Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Idaho, and finishing with her induction into Phi Kappa Phi at Washington State University.Hilda's work as a teacher continued her tradition of excellence in education.A celebration of life for Manuel will be held at 10 a.m.Saturday at the Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center, Main Street South, Lapwai. Hilda had a love of learning, as evidenced by her actions after all her children had started school.At age 15, he was among one of the first groups of young artists to attend the Wallowa County Educational Camp held by Alvin Josephy and family. Upon returning home to the Nez Perce Reservation, he worked for the Potlatch Corp.pulp mill in Lewiston until he began his final career with the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management.He also enjoyed their long-weekend trips and rides with their CVMA family.
They also camped and hiked at Wallowa Lake in Oregon, and many years the trips included friends, as well as family.
Her career on the other side of the desk began with teaching grades 1-4 at Beacon Seventh-day Adventist School in Lewiston from 1960 to 1962.
She taught English at the University of Idaho from 1965 to 1967.
She also enjoyed gardening, reading, researching and writing.
Hilda is survived by her children, Linda-Rae (Strong) Higby and Albert Higby of Lyons Falls, NY, Marilyn Jane (Strong) Folk and John Folk of Seal Rock, OR, and David and Wanda (Gangewer) Strong of Weippe; one brother, Harry Lund of Chemsford, England; five grandchildren, Kim (Strong) and Pat Donahue, Cheri Strong and Seth Paine, Daidre (Higby) and Johnson Scaria, Sharna (Higby) and John Karelus, Sara (Folk) and Ryan Berweger; nine great-grandchildren, Ryan Strong, Ray Lynn Smith, Courtney Wolhaupter, Joshua Chapman, Ethan Scaria, Joshua Scaria, Brayden Scaria, Tyler Scaria and Adela Karelus; two sisters-in-law, Janet Gregg and Jo Ann Frost; and nieces and nephews.
7, 2017, after courageously battling health complications. Manny was known to be a hard worker and took pride in the work he did.