Lifelong Juneau resident Jeannette Elise Hildre Gould died June 8, 2007, after a brief illness at her 12th Street residence. She was 92.
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She was born Jan. 31, 1915, in Juneau to Norwegian immigrant parents Anna and Peter Hildre. She was raised on Capitol Avenue in a house that still stands.
She graduated from Juneau High School in 1933 and excelled in bookkeeping. After graduation, she became the assistant city clerk for the city of Juneau. She also kept books for Home Grocery and Harri Plumbing and Heating, which she and her husband purchased in 1950.
She married Jack C. Gould on Dec. 28, 1934, in Ketchikan. They were married for 52 years. Family members said she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
"She touched many lives," said her daughter. "Her kindness will always be cherished."
She was an avid gardener and kept a beautiful yard at her 12th Street home and Tee Harbor cabin, said her family. She gave away plants to anyone who asked and filled many yards with beauty, they said.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Edwin and Arnold Hildre.
She is survived by her daughter, Lois Belardi and her husband, Rudy; sons, Jack E. Gould and Alan Gould and his wife, Carolyn; brother, Harvey Hildre and his wife, Loretta; grandchildren, Janna Marshall, Roy and Steve Gould, Brent Kirk and Greg Belardi, Lori Hall, Charolyn Concepcion, Cynthia Krehbiel; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hildre; great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. June 24 at Evergreen Cemetery. A reception with buffet will follow the service at 18215 Point Stephens, Tee Harbor. Pallbearers are grandsons, Roy and Steve Gould, Brent and Kirk Belardi and Jon Marshall; and great grandsons, Leit Downing and Sage Thibodeau.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Home Care or a charity of choice.