Hilda G. Hinds

November 15, 1922June 24, 2013

Mrs. Hilda G. Hinds, wife of Leslie R. Hinds was born November 15, 1922 in Crossett, Arkansas. She died June 24, 2013 in Midland. Her early childhood was spent in Louisiana before moving to Texas and graduating from Dumas High School. She received her degree from West Texas State and did graduate work at Texas Tech. Mrs. Hinds taught school for 29 years, 25 of them being in Midland. She belonged to Golf Course Road Church of Christ, Midland Woman’s Club, Midland Retired Teachers, Las Camaradas Bridge Club and Midland County Republican Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Hinds; her parents, Horace and Robbie Goodnight; a sister Billie Jean Gibbs and a brother J.T. Goodnight.

Those left behind to honor and cherish her memory are her sons, Ronald D. Hinds of Coppell, David L. Hinds and wife Jan of Amarillo and Kevin L. Hinds of Richardson; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Goodnight of Amarillo. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Hilda enjoyed people and always had a smile and kind word for all. With her sense of humor she always looked forward to games and stories with her grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Ellis Funeral Home between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:00pm. A funeral service has been scheduled for 2:00pm on Thursday, June 27, 2013 in the Chapel at Ellis Funeral Home with Lynn Money officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the High Plains Children’s Home, P.O. Box 7448, Amarillo, Texas 79114 or Midland Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 4974, Midland, Texas 79704.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hilda G. Hinds

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Jeff Lutke

July 3, 2013

Great memories of a fine lady. Taught me in 1st grade and attended my wedding many years later. God bless.

Richard Melville

June 27, 2013

My blessings to the Hinds Family at this time of loss.

Kaye Houston

June 27, 2013

I enjoyed playing bridge with Hilda. She loved a good joke more than anyone I ever met. We both would bring a printed e-mail joke to our bridge groups to see who had the funniest joke.

She was a delightful person and friend.

Robin Hennig

June 26, 2013

Prayers for your family. She taught me how to read about 35 years ago...

Londale Briley

June 26, 2013

May God bless you and be comfort in your loss.

Alan Boyd

June 26, 2013

Ronald, David and Kevin - you are in my prayers. Your mother was a sweet lady - I will never forget her visit to my wife Sandy after we adopted our son Trevor. Hilda came by to help, even though she hardly knew us. May she rest in peace.