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Obituary for Hilda D. Gailey

Hilda D. Gailey
Hilda D. Gailey
Fine Lake

Hilda D. Gailey, passed away October 11, 2017, at Thornapple Manor. Hilda was born October 15, 1923 in Northampton, England, the daughter of Frederick and Madalene Forskitt. On March 30, 1944, in England, Hilda married the love of her life, Tech Sergeant Robert K. Gailey, USAF. Hilda was the first war bride to arrive in Battle Creek in 1945. A resident of Fine Lake since 1951, Hilda worked at school lunch programs for twenty years, thirteen years at Delton Kellogg and seven years at Gull Lake schools. A member of Hickory Corners Wesleyan Church since 1955, Hilda was very active in the church, where she enjoyed visiting with the elderly. Hilda is survived by sons: Jeffrey Gailey and Patrick (Kathleen) Gailey, three brothers and a sister; who reside in England, grandchildren: Tracy (Steven) Bradshaw, Lisa (Rick) Haskins, Adam Gailey, Justin Gailey, Ryan (Amanda) Gailey, Heather Gailey, Shawn (Heather) Gailey, Darrin Gailey, and Joanna Gailey, ten great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Robert, in 1998, a son Michael in 1974, and a daughter in law: Sheryl Gailey in 2011. Hilda’s family will receive friends Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 to 2:00 PM, at Hickory Corners Wesleyan Church, where her funeral service will be conducted, at 2:00 PM, Pastor Len Davis, officiating. Burial will take place in East Hickory Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Gideon International will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Hilda’s family
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