FLORA IRENE BAILEY HILLGARTNER was born January 14, 1930 in Rosebud,
TX, returned to heaven from which she came on April 22, 2010. Interment
was at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park.
She is survived by a sister Hazel Courtney; 4 sons & wives: Billy and
Pricilla, Milton and Sharon, Bobby and Linda, and Terry and Buffie. She
is also "Granny" to 15 beautiful grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
She met and married Robert Samuel Hillgartner in Ft Worth TX. in 1950.
They spent 51 years together before he passed away in 2001. Irene spent
her career at Western Electric and AT&T. She was a member of the "Pioneer
Club" for retired AT&T workers. Everyone she met became a special person
in her heart and was established life-long relationships. Throughout her
life, Irene was fiercely independent. She loved to collect beautiful
things including flowers and angel figurines. She's always been a flower
and now she's an angel.