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Obituary: Helen Loveless Hildebrandt

Helen Loveless Hildebrandt, 83, of Orem, died June 1, 1999, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was born November 28, 1916, in Payson, Utah, to Retta Gudmundsen and Parley Oscar Loveless and was the oldest of four children. Helen attended grade school in Payson and graduated as the valedictorian from Bingham High School in 1935. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in 1939 and a Masters degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1973. She married Arnold Hildebrandt June 29, 1942, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and raised their family of three sons and one daughter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Helen worked 22 years in the Milwaukee public school system as a guidance counselor and teacher. Helen loved counseling and making a difference in the lives of children. She was chairman of the Human Relation Program in the Milwaukee public Schools, Coordinator of the Central Committee of the Drug Resource Program, founder of the orientation procedure for middle-school students, and founder of the "Interim Learning Program" for hard-to-reach children. These programs were incorporated into all of the Milwaukee public schools. She also served on the Governor's Committee for Families and Children.

Helen was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many ward and stake positions, including president of the Young Women, Relief Society Stake Boards, Seminary teacher, spiritual living teacher, and counselor in LDS Social Services. She served with her husband as public communications missionaries in the Missouri Independence Mission and as directors of the Liberty Jail Visitor's Center.

Helen will be remembered for her warmth and humor. Her passionate desire to make a difference in the lives of others was the inspiration for her many years of services in the public schools, in her church callings, and in raising her family. She was constant and devoted, and her success is manifested by the outpouring of live an admiration from the many lives she touched.

She is survived by her four children, David Arnold (Kathryn) Hildebrandt, a layer in Washington D.C.; Janielle (Lars) Christensen, a teacher and director of international performance groups for BYU; Stephen Austin (Una) Hildebrandt, a lawyer in Washington, D.C.; and Jay Kent (Sally) Hildebrandt, a news director and anchorman in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is also survived by 16 grand children; three great-grandchildren, and brothers, Gordon Russell Loveless of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Duane Oscar Loveless of Avon, Connecticut. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Hildebrandt, her parents, and brother, Austin Gudmund Loveless.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 5th, at 12 noon in the Orem 6th Ward, 375 South 900 East, Orem. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, and Saturday at the church from 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to the services. Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 8th, at the Valhalla Memorial Gardens in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Friends may call there Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 West North Avenue, Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Contributions in her honor may be made to the Hildebrandt Scholarship and Endowment fund at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

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