Hilda Irene Troxell Ramseur
November 27, 1929 – February 28, 2021
Hilda Irene Troxell Ramseur, 91, of Landis, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones, on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Hilda was born November 27, 1929, in Winston-Salem, to Lester George and Cleo Leona Lentz Troxell. Hilda was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Walter; her parents; sister, Bonita Troxell Francis; and son-in-law, Mark McDaniel.
Hilda was a graduate of James A. Gray High School and Catawba College. At Catawba College, she played clarinet in the band, which is where she met Walt. They became an item after the young men on the band bus took turns giving Hilda birthday kisses, and Walt went back for seconds! Walt and Hilda were faithful Catawba Chiefs Club members for decades, attending many football, baseball, and basketball games where Hilda’s cheers were among the loudest. Hilda was presented the Catawba College Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981.
Hilda was a teacher at Landis High School and Landis Elementary. She taught for twenty-seven years, and was the Teacher of the Year at Landis Elementary in 1982. She enjoyed volunteering as a docent at the Dr. Josephus Hall House in Salisbury for many years, accumulating 1312 hours of service; and was honored for her service at the Historic Salisbury Foundation’s 2005 and 2017 Preservation Awards ceremonies. Hilda was a faithful member of St. John’s Reformed Church in Kannapolis, where she and Walt loved singing in the choir and participating in other areas for many years.
Hilda is survived by her three daughters, Pamela McDaniel, Sandra (Al) Hicks, and Julie (Greg) Lewis; six grandchildren, Dr. Matthew (Dr. Lexie Riofrio) and Madison McDaniel, Brent and Billy Hicks, and Meredith and Ethan Lewis; three great-grandchildren, Maddox, Micah, and Mason McDaniel; brother, Larry (Linda) Troxell; and many nieces and nephews. Hilda loved being surrounded by family members and friends. She enjoyed spending time with them in Landis, at the beach, and in the mountains. She was a devoted mother, and loved playing games and cards with her grandchildren. Hilda was unfailingly kind, exceedingly thoughtful, and had a true giving heart, often providing meals and baked goods to people who were going through difficult times. She also showed her love and concern for others through frequent greeting cards and phone calls. Hilda never met a stranger and once had a pleasant conversation for half an hour with someone who had accidentally called the wrong phone number.
The family is grateful to the caregivers of Central Carolina Home Care, especially long-time caregiver, Deloris Sechler. The family also appreciates the assistance provided by Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County.
Hilda's desire was to have a joint memorial service with her beloved Walt. The service will be held at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the Catawba College campus on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. Both Hilda’s and Walt‘s ashes will be interred at Salisbury National Cemetery Annex on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. COVID-prevention measures of social distancing and masks will be in place at both services to assure safety.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Walter R. and Hilda Troxell Ramseur Endowed Scholarship fund at Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144; or, St. John’s Reformed Church, 901 N. Main St., Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.linn-honeycutt.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Ramseur.
The Walter R. and Hilda Troxell Ramseur Endowed Scholarship Fund at Catawba College
2300 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, North Carolina
St. John's Reformed Church
901 N. Main Street, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
Hilda Irene Troxell Ramseur
March 6, 2021
Mr. and Mrs. Ramseur were always so very kind and fun. A lifelong love of seashells and collecting was born during a beach trip I was able to enjoy with the Ramseurs. More than 40 years later, I still am able to recall the names. All because Mrs Ramseur gave us a seashell book to look up our days find. Always a teacher! I loved our visits to musical concerts and theatrical performances at Catawba. They both were so dear to me and will be missed.
Pattie Castor Allmond
March 6, 2021
Love and prayers to the entire family! Mrs. Ramseur was simply a gracious and wonderful lady. Praying God’s peace and comfort surrounds you all ❤️
March 3, 2021
SORRY TO HEAR OF HER PASSING , I WAS ONE OF HER STUDENTS IN 1970, SHE WAS A GREAT TEACHER PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY