Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC


Harriet Louise Milde

December 18, 1927September 6, 2019

Harriet Louise Milde, 91, of New Bern, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Carolina East Medical Center.

Throughout her professional career Harriet worked in Healthcare. She held many leadership positions including Staff Nurse, Nursing Instructor, Principal of the School of Nursing and many other clinical and administrative roles.

After moving to New Bern Harriet immediately became involved in the community, joining Christ Church Episcopal Church and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She taught, served on outreach programs, volunteered in community services for the homeless, worked with at risk students, helped develop a free medical clinic, participated in the Angel Tree program and Christ Church refugee ministry, as well as Yokefollow prison ministry. Harriet will be missed by so many of those she touched with her generous dedication and service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Milde, and is survived by her son, William J. Milde and his wife, Joan of Monroe, NY; two grandchildren, Matthew and Timothy Milde; one sister, Helen Dawley; niece, Heidi Knopp; and nephew, Larry Dawley.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at Christ Episcopal Church. She will be laid to rest in the churchyard with her husband.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


Harriet Louise Milde

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