|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1920|
Red River County
|Death: ||May 16, 2008|
Lillie Morris Hinde Was born December 30, 1920, in Clarksville, Texas, the fourth of five children born to Lydia Alford Morris and Robert Byron Morris.
The family moved to Denison, then to Dallas, where Lillie graduated from North Dallas High School in 1938.
Lillie married Robert Burke in 1941 and moved to Pasedena, California. They had two sons, Donald and Bobby, Jr. Bob was an avid pilot and often took the boys flying. In 1962 the three were flying and crashed in the mountains near Palm Springs. It was over a year before the wreckage of the plane was found, and it was confirmed that her husband and two sons, age 11 and 13, were killed. With tremendous support from her extended family and her church, Lillie poured herself into what would become her lifes work and passion: using her formidable energy and resources in a volunteer capacity towards numerous organizations. Her first was Florence Crittenton, a home for unwed mothers; later, it would be the performing arts.
In 1966, she married Harry Hinde of Newport Beach. Harry ran a small business selling shrimp processing machines to the seafood restaurant industry. Lillie used her business acumen and sales skills to build Prawnto Shrimp Machine Company into a thriving enterprise.
In the 80's, Lillie became very active in the Orange County performing arts. She was a founding member of Opera Pacific and a founding member of Opera Pacific's Guild Alliance.
After Harry became ill with Alzheimer's in 1988, Lillie moved with him to Mount Pleasant, Texas. When he passed away in 1989, Lillie moved to Irving.
Through her involvement with the First Baptist Church of Irving, she was introduced to Dr. Steven Jones, who had recently founded Lyric Stage. Drawing on her business skills, passion for music and volunteering and vast network of friends, Lillie became instrumental in helping Lyric Stage grow into the most honored musical theatre company in North Texas.
Lillie founded the Lyric Stage League, an auxiliary support organization for Lyric Stage, and was awarded its Honorary Life Member award. The League membership renamed the annual personal achievement award to "The Lillie Hinde Star Award." Lillie was named Chairman Emeritus of the Lyric Stage Board of Directors.
In addition to her work with Lyric Stage, Lillie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Irving, the founder of the Friends of the Irving Chorale, a member of the Las Colinas Women's Association and the Irving Heritage Society. Lillie was honored by the City of Irving's Convention and Visitors Bureau in 2004, receiving its High Spirited Citizen Award.
Lillie is survived by her sister, Katherine Reamer, two granddaughters and many nieces and nephews. Lillie's memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 24 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Irving, 403 South Main Street.
Harry Hinde (1902 - 1989)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
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Record added: Feb 09, 2009
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