Hilda Matson Markwalter

May 5, 1931April 3, 2021

Hilda Matson Markwalter passed away on April 3rd, 2021 of natural causes. She was born in Havana, Cuba. Her father, originally from Finland, came with his family to America and eventually settled in Cuba. He later met his wife and they welcomed daughter Hilda. As a teenager, her parents wanted her to have an American education; so she came to Atlanta where she lived with relatives and attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School. After graduating from high school, she returned to Havana where she worked for Chase Manhattan Bank until 1961, then she moved back to Atlanta. Soon after, she met her husband, Harry, and was married for 54 years. She worked for First National Bank and C & S Bank which became Bank of America. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, traveling, making jewelry, and sewing. She is survived by her two daughters, Ann Marie Crochet and Mary Powell, along with their husbands, Tommy Crochet and Jay Powell, and four grandchildren, Emma and Lauren Crochet, Will and Erik Powell. The family would like to thank the kindness of Hilda’s caregivers. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at H.M. Patterson & Son - Oglethorpe Hill. A private funeral Mass is being held. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Heart Association,


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Charlotta Aaberg

April 18, 2021

Condolences from the Family in Vasa Finland. RIP
Rolf, Kristina and Charlotta Åberg.

Rachel Rockwell

April 10, 2021

Ann Marie and Mary,
Your mother will be missed by many. When I think of her, I think of her faith and her devotion to those that she loved. She was truly a part of our family. She attended so many important events in my life. And she loved seeing pictures of my children and watching them grow. She was one of my family’s biggest fans!
Her friendship with my grandmother shone with God’s love. How amazing their loyal and faithful friendship was!
I have read of many saints who passed on Easter weekend. I believe the day of her passing is no coincidence and that your mother is in Heaven with Jesus, the saints and the angels.
May God comfort you during this time. You are in my prayers.
Your Sister in Christ,
Rachel Heim Rockwell

Anna Karls

April 8, 2021

Dear Anne Marie and Mary,
Your mother held a very special place in my heart as my godmother. She was a role model in her devotion to Christ and to family and friends. I always cherished our time together, which as an adult included birthday luncheons with both my mothers that were filled with laughter and love. I will miss Hilda terribly, but I find solace in knowing that she is reunited with Harry and they are enjoying hearty laughs with my dad.
May you find solace and peace in the loving memories of your mom.
With much love and sympathy,
Anna and Russ

Rebecca Heim

April 8, 2021

Dear Ann Marie and Mary,
Your mother was beautiful. I adored her smile, her accent, and her sweet personality. When I close my eyes, I can still see her when I was growing up. She always looked so perfect - from her hair and make-up to her beautiful jewelry and clothes.
Her role in our lives was more than a friend. She was family to all of us…like a sister to my mother, and an aunt to Theresa, Anna, Alex, and me. I was moved by her efforts to always stay a part of our lives, as well as all our children and grandchildren.
Above all else, I admired your mother for her unwavering faith in God and her commitment to those she loved. She was without a doubt one of the most caring people I have ever known.
My heart breaks at the thought we have lost her, but at the same time it is comforting to know that our loss is heaven’s gain. She is now an angel reunited with her dear Harry, her parents, and those she loved who went before her.
May God’s love sustain the two of you and your families, through the sorrow and the grief of losing both your father and mother just months apart, and may He bless all of you with peace.
Love and prayers from all of us,
Rebecca and family~
Steve, Greg & Annie, Rachel & James, and grandchildren