August 28, 1958 - December 8, 2017
Hilda Reyes was born 8/25/58 in Weslaco, Texas, to parents Teofilo and Julia Cancino. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, and survived by siblings Miguel, Jaime, Ninfa, Raquel, and Joel Cancino, Husband, children Olyvia and Benjamin, and four Grandchildren.
Being the child of migrant workers, Hilda was the eldest of six children. Hilda did not take the role of being the eldest lightly! The family drove to Oregon from Texas in the mid 60’s with Hilda at Dad’s side as his GPS, making sure the family made it to Oregon safely. The family settled in Gervais, OR, where she graduated from high school. She then went on to work at the State Farm Regional office in Salem. She left State Farm to be a full-time homemaker and mother to Olyvia and Benjamin. She was an avid reader, loved music and beautiful shoes, but spending time with her grandchildren brought her the most joy! Every moment away from work was spent making memories with her grandchildren. She then went on to work for the Salem-Keizer School District for 19 years as an Office Manager at Swegle Elementary.
The family will greet family and friends at 1 PM on Friday, December 15 at the Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, and then invite you to reception at Tabernaculo de Salem 5010 Acts Way NE Salem, OR from 2-4 PM. The family would like to extend their gratitude to all the family and friends for their love and support at this difficult time.
Hilda will be missed terribly by her family and the many friends she has made over the years.