Ludvig Luvene Hilde, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in Sunnyside.

He was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Wheelock, N.D. to Ludvig and Eline Hilde.

He married Barabara Hampton and they spent 66 years together.

He worked at Central Memorial Hospital in Toppenish, Valley Memorial Hospital in Sunnyside and later at the VA Hospital in Walla Walla.

He is survived by his children, JoAnne Rea of Huntley, Mont., Beth Peterson, of Elburn, Ill., Sue Underwood of Grandview, Pam Baumgartner and Kevin Hilde of College Place, Patrice Carcagno of Outlook, Keith Hilde of Richland and Jeff Hilde of Auburn; sister, Sophie Ludden of Loma Linda, Calif.; 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Barbara; his father, Ludvig Hilde; his mother, Eline Hilde; his brother, Leroy Hilde; grandson, Kevin Underwood; and great-grandson, Christopher Hilton.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, from 3 until 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Sunnyside Seventh-Day Adventist Church, with burial to follow at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to the Three Angels Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 220, West Frankfort, IL 62896. Those wishing to share their memories or sign Luvene's on-line memorial book may do so at

A complete obituary will be in the Daily Sun News on Monday, February 9, 2009.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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