Katherine Ann Hildt (Kay) was born on June 15, 1946, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Aloysius and Catherine Stromberg. Kay, as she was affectionately called, was the youngest of 3 children. Being that there was a more then 20-year age difference between Kay and her older brother and sister, Kay became an aunt at the age of 10. This is how she became even more affectionately known as " Aunt Kay". Kay was raised in east Baltimore and was very close to her family.
As a little girl Kay met her extra-most-bestest friend, Carolyn, in her east Baltimore neighborhood and the two remained best friends for well over 70 years. Attending Catholic church and Catholic school, Kay graduated from Mercy High School in 1964. After high school Kay worked several jobs to include a phone company before starting her career with the federal government at the Social Security Administration. While working she met and married her husband, Harry Hildt in August of 1976.
During her life Kay enjoyed traveling extensively in the U.S, Europe, and also several cruises. Kay liked to make ceramics and was very creative. Hosting Christmas Eve open house and going out on New Year's Eve with Carolyn and Lou were some traditions that Kay enjoyed. Kay was a lover of animals, and over the years had several dogs; Skippy, Katie, TC, Little Buck, and Sammy were her fur babies. She was afraid of birds and did not like them! Kays Favorite music was from the 1950's, a huge Kenny Rogers fan, and a breast cancer survivor. Kay was a good worker who also had a second job on the weekends at the racetrack. Kay was an aunt, a great-aunt, a great-great-aunt, and a great-great-great-aunt. I like to say that she was everybody's aunt. Kay was especially close to, and helped raise her 1st great-niece, Danielle. Aunt Kay made sure that Danielle had everything that she needed and most of the things that she really wanted, like her first Cabbage Patch Doll for Christmas in 1983! Everyone loved it when Aunt Kay would chaperone school field trips because she always packed the best lunch and snacks. After retiring, Kay Moved to Mesquite, Nevada, with her husband. After some health challenges, Aunt Kay was called home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2022, while receiving her health care in Saint George, Utah.
Katherine was proceeded in death by her parents, Aloysius and Catharine Stromberg, brother, James Paul Stromberg, sister, Mary Jeanette Lynch. Also, by her fur babies Skippy, Katie, TC, Little Buck, Sammy, and her great-great-nephew dog Peter!
Kay's memory will be cherished by her family, husband, Harry Hildt, brother-in-laws, Wayne (Ann) Hildt and Russel Hall, nieces, Teresa Stromberg, Wendy and Renne Hildt, Abigail Hall, nephews, Donald (Amanda) Stromberg and James (Nancy) Stromberg, Gabriel Hall, Nathaniel Hall, Samuel Hall, Noah Hall. Great-nieces Tia Cooper, Patti Stromberg, Kim Cary, great-nephews, Charels Lowery, Mathew Stromberg, Paul Stromberg, great-great-nieces, Blake Buckner (Maro), Brielle Cooper, Ronnae Cooper, Sarah and Ava Abujayyab, great-great-nephews, Rodney Cooper, Tyler and Trever Ellis, Tristen and Tegan Abujayyab, great-great-great-niece, Brooklynn Cooper, and great-great-great-nephew, Maro Ehrie Jr., her BFF Carolyn, and a host of cousins, neighbors, and friends.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435)673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Kay’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com