Hilda's work as a teacher continued her tradition of excellence in education.Her career on the other side of the desk began with teaching grades 1-4 at Beacon Seventh-day Adventist School in Lewiston from 1960 to 1962.Growing up, he attended Lapwai High School (class of 1967), while later attending school in Concho, OK. He worked for Lockheed Shipping Yards in Seattle, and spent 10 years in Portland, OR, working for Precision Cast Parts.At age 15, he was among one of the first groups of young artists to attend the Wallowa County Educational Camp held by Alvin Josephy and family. Upon returning home to the Nez Perce Reservation, he worked for the Potlatch Corp.
Hilda, a survivor of WWII and the Blitz, the 1940-1941 bombing of London, daily remembered her family, friends and the suffering in prayer. Joseph Regional Medical Center, in Lewiston with his family by his side.MT; stepchildren, Cameron and Becky Lozon of Lewiston, and Juanito Hudson of Boise; sisters, Carmen Payne, Vesta Villalobos, Suzie Villalobos, Dulce Villalobos and Cara Mia Villalobos; grandchildren, Austin, Thunder Cloud, Sarah, Tierra, Logan, Mercedes, Diamond, Aurora, Akazia, Izzabella and Tristin; great-grandson, Grayson Moon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.A celebration of life for Manuel will be held at 10 a.m.pulp mill in Lewiston until he began his final career with the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management.He became one of the longest-serving employees for fisheries, starting in 1983 and only recently retiring in October because of health concerns.In addition to being a proud Nimiipuu fisherman, he was dedicated to his work and was passionate about the preservation and protection of salmon.