Hilda Dolores Costa Mello was born in Oakland, CA on August 16, 1922 and she went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2020.
Hilda was married to the love of her life John Owen Jones, Jr. (Jack) who passed away on March 4, 2020. Hilda and Jack were married in 1942 and celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary on August 5, 2019. Hilda and Jack raised their family in San Leandro, CA where they lived for over 50 years. They moved to Bakersfield in 2014 to be closer to family.
Hilda is survived by her daughter, Dolores Robison of Bakersfield, CA and son Robert Jones of Florida. Besides Jack, she was predeceased by two daughters, Linda Jones and Darlene Roderick. She was loving grandmother to Timothy Robison, Tamara Phair, Derrick Roderick, Danielle Stanek, Beth Broadbooks, and Brian Jones and had 9 great grand children.
Hilda was a caring mother and attentive homemaker. She had several part-time retail jobs during the years, but her main priority was always her home and family. Hilda enjoyed traveling with Jack and their many friends and was especially fond of cruises. She was also known to enjoy trips to casinos and could typically be found at a Wheel of Fortune slot machine, where she always seemed to be a winner! She enjoyed bowling also exceled at “bean bag baseball” and was on a championship team when she and Jack lived at The Carriage House (now Solstice). Hilda had a special close relationship with her twin sister Clara, who also predeceased her.
Funeral service will be held at Doughty, Calhoun, O’Meara Funeral Home on Monday, August 3rd at 2:00 p.m. Internment will be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Hayward, CA at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4. No flowers, please – feel free to donate to your favorite charity in Hilda’s name.
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