Rest in Peace | Bill Hildebrand

Photos/Text by Pamela Fulcher
We will miss having Bill Hildebrand walk with us as he died suddenly yesterday, May 4, 2014. He was a generous, valuable and very active member of our community. Bill loved gardening and creating pottery and gourmet cooking, excelling at all three. He was a loved member of Rockport Center for the Arts teaching pottery classes, organizing the artist check-in and dinner at the Rockport Art Festival, hanging the member artist gallery each month and he was there to pass out a little bag of goodies to children at the annual Halloween contest.

Bill served on the board and was a member since inception of the Port Aransas Art Center; he organized the pottery program and helped organize all events. Everyone looked forward to the appetizers he served at the First Friday receptions. He was co-founder of Bountiful Bowl benefiting the Aransas County Council on Aging in Rockport. There is much more that Bill Hildebrand had a hand in, we will never know all he contributed and he did it all with a joyful heart and big smile.

It is difficult to say Bill without including Sam, his partner of 37 years. We are lucky they landed in Rockport many years ago when they got out of the service. We will all miss Bill, those of us in Rockport, Port Aransas, Corpus Christi and his many friends throughout the world.
---
We will post info about services as it becomes available.

Comments

Barbara Gurtner said…
Memories and stories of Bill and his fabulous desserts, the gathering of friends at Sam's & Bill's will comfort us as we ache from the loss of Bill's presence.
Larry Felder said…
What a wonderful man, such a joy to be with and loved by so many - Larry and I will miss you Bill and Sammy, know that you are in our prayers.
Janet Christian said…
Bill was an amazing potter and gentle and loving soul. He will be sorely missed by many. Much love and hugs to Sam.
Ann Shaw South said…
I shall always remember Bill as the gentle giant. A soft and tender heart indeed.
janis lester said…
I am so sorry for the loss, prayers for family & friends!
Elsa Mathews said…
Rest in Peace
Alicia said…
Such sad news. He will be missed greatly.
Karen Sanders said…
Bill was one of a kind and so loved. He and Sam both!
Rockport Center for the Arts' Staff said…
Bill Hildebrand, we will miss you. You were a tireless volunteer, a steward of the arts in Rockport and Port Aransas, a loyal friend to the Art Center, and so much more. Things won't be the same without you.
Linda Winchester said…
I have tried for three days to wrap my mind around this. There are no words. The loss for all of us is too great. Bill, you were loved by oh so many.
Anonymous said…
Though I only knew you for a short time, you were a wonderful, friendly person and made me feel welcome to yours and Sam's home. You will be missed.

Helen Hough
Anonymous said…
Bill is real loss to the Coastal Bend art community. My thoughts and prayers to Sam.

Christi Mathews
Jennifer Kilpatrick said…
Bill would tell our class that he had been in love with pottery and clay arts for more than 30 years. I know he's sitting in heaven, in front of a big chunk of clay, showing all the old masters how it's done right.

Currently Trending in the Network

About | Contact | Site Features & FAQ | Email

Copyright © 2011-2017. All Rights Reserved. Wonderful Women's Network, LLC. Your Community Newsletter Magazine. Committed to news, events, businesses and stories of Rockport-Fulton and Texas Coastal Bend Region. Duplication of content on this site without permission is prohibited by law. Information on this site is time sensitive and for general/entertainment purposes only. Opinion pieces/submitted articles and comments are the thoughts of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the WWN. Paid advertising through the WWN is not available to other general information publications. Always consult a licensed physician before taking medical or health advice. The WWN does not endorse any political party or candidate.

Web services provided by The Branding Arsenal