Hilda M. Brown

Hilda M. Brown

Monday, December 4th, 1933 - Saturday, September 5th, 2020
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HILDA M. BROWN, 86, a lifetime resident of Delta, PA died on Saturday, September 5, 2020 in York Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles Earl “Jake” Brown who died in 1993.

Born on December 4, 1933 in Delta, PA, she was one of six children born to the late William Arthur and Inez (Burk) Maglaughlin and a graduate of the former Delta High School. During her last two years of high school, Hilda had lived with the Harkins Family at the funeral home assisting the late Nora Harkins, wife of the original owner. After graduation, she gave 46 years of dedicated service working in Army finance at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County, MD, retiring in 2000. Working for Atlantic Tractor in Whiteford, MD was her final employment, and she decided in 2016 to officially retire.

Hilda was a member and had served for 10 years as worthy matron for Penn Mary #72 and was a current officer and past matron of Havre de Grace Chapter #27 - Order of Eastern Star. Strong in her Christian faith, she was a lifetime member of Mt. Nebo U.M. Church where she had been a Sunday School Teacher for numerous years and was very supportive of church events.

Hilda loved to travel; she and her family took their annual fishing trip to Canada for over 60 years. Sharing her love to see new places, her grandson was her travel companion on many excursions: the auto train to Florida, trips to Canada and when she won a trip to Hawaii took him along where they journeyed on a submarine voyage. Most of all, she will be remembered as the classy lady with such a gentle spirit and smile.

She is survived by:
A son, Joseph D. Brown, Sr. (Deanna) of Delta, PA

A sister, Beulah Jean Burkins of Stewartstown, PA

Two grandchildren-
Joseph D. Brown, Jr. (Sierra) of Ft. Carson, CO
Amanda Richart (Scott) of Dallastown, PA

A stepson, Charles E. Brown, Jr. of Stewartstown, PA

She was preceded in death by her siblings: Edna Davis, Randall Maglaughlin, Lillian McConnell, Nora Delp and daughter-in-law, Deborah A. Brown.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mt. Nebo U.M. Church, 962 Flintville Road, Delta where the funeral service will begin at 11 a.m on Friday. Reverend James B. Shuler, pastor of Pine Grove Presbyterian Church of Airville, PA, will officiate with interment in the adjoining church cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church
    962 Flintville Road
    DELTA, PA 17314
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Masks will be required as well as social distancing practices will apply.
  • Service

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 11:00am
    Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church
    962 Flintville Road
    DELTA, PA 17314
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Masks will be required as well as social distancing practices will apply.
  • Interment

    Mt. Nebo Cemetery
    962 Flintville Road
    DELTA, PA 17314
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Private Condolence

Gil Friday

Posted at 05:40pm
So sorry to hear of the loss of Hilda. We have been in the cabin next to hers for the last ten years in Canada, and it has been a pleasure getting to know her. We had many conversations and shared many stories, bailed her boat on rainy days and got her engine started for her. (On the lake!) Four years ago Susie and I came back to camp and saw a black bear at the dump. When we pulled into camp we had some friends and Hilda go back with us to see it. The dump was closed so we pulled up to the gate and could not see the bear. Hilda jumps out and scampers around the gate to see if it’s over the edge. I am calling to her as quietly as I can to get back to the truck but she was set on finding that bear. She eased up to the edge of the ravine and looks back while pointing down, then took pictures! I am thinking I’ll have to ram through the gate to get her but she jogged back and climbed back in the truck! It was an adventure I’ll never forget and as I was scolding her she just smiled. That’s how we will remember Hilda. She will surely be missed.
Gil and Susie Friday

Diana Tyree

Posted at 08:38am
Aunt Hilda was such a wonderful lady! I always loved it when she and Aunt Beulah would come to VA to visit. We loved and enjoyed every aspect of who she was and are blessed to have had her in our lives.
Heaven is much richer now with her presence.
Conrad, Diana, Matthew and James Tyree (family of Edna Davis)

Khristine Lavin

Posted at 10:22pm
Dear sweet Ms Hilda you will be deeply missed. I always enjoyed visiting you with my grandmother Ivy. She adored you. Family was always special to her and her connection with all the Burk cousins was one she forever treasured. My deepest sympathy to the Brown family.

Khristine (Hall ) Lavin
Granddaughter of Ivy Parthree Hall

D. Henderson

Posted at 07:07am
To Joey and the Brown Family; Condolences to you and the Brown Family at this very difficult time. Hilda will be missed. We have so many wonderful memories. She holds a very special place in the hearts of our family here in Canada. You are in our thoughts and prayers. DiAnne and Larry Henderson; Heather Marven Kasey and Mitchell Whalen

Linda Jarvis

Posted at 07:54pm
Rest in peace, my dear friend.

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