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 Alma <I>Garries</I> Hilf

Alma Garries Hilf

Czech Republic
Death 19 Apr 2014 (aged 91)
Washington, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 131654688 · View Source
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Alma Hilf

Alma Hilf passed peacefully at home April 19, 2014 at the age of 91. Born Alma Garries Feb. 16, 1923 in Vogeldorf, Czech Republic to Ottomar Ignatz Garreis and Rosa Moeschl. Alma lived through the hardships of WWII rescuing her future husband Monek who escaped from Dachau concentration camp. They immigrated to the US with their son Eric in 1951, settling in Seattle, WA.

Alma built a family sewing factory with her talent, dedication and love for her work. She started the business with Monek, her sons Eric and Charles, brother Erich Garreis and nephew Daniel Garreis. Her granddaughters Heather and Heidi and grandson Kory also joined the business.

Alma loved to sew, crochet, travel and make German bobbin lace known as Klppelspitzen. Her grandkids favorite treat were her German pancakes.

Alma is survived by her son Eric Reinhardt Hilf (Sara Hilf) and daughter-in-law Alice Hilf, grandchildren Heather Hilf, Heidi Hilf Obrien (Kory Obrien), Cody Hilf and Monica Crowell and great-grandson Colton Obrien. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to UWMC Heart Transplant Fund.

Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 27, 2014


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