Hildegard Ursula Wiedener Cubbedge, 88

Hildegard Ursula Wiedener Cubbedge, 88, was born
December 28, 1927 in Frankfurt, Germany. She passed on Saturday, March 12,
2016, with her family by her side in Jacksonville, FL. She lived 32,218
days. Hilde met Harold Cubbedge in Germany after World War II while he was
on deployment there. They fell in love and were married in 1957. Hilde had
one beloved sister Erica, which luck would have it married Harold’s
brother, Marion. The two sisters eventually moved to Florida and lived
doors down from one another. Hilde and Harold had four children, Harold,
Laura, Michael and Patricia. Michael passed away at 6 months of age. Her
husband, Harold passed away at the young age of 50, leaving Hilde a widow
that never remarried. Hilde, spent most of her life helping her daughters
raise their children and instill lasting work ethic and strong character.
She was devoted to her children and grandchildren. Hilde loved cooking,
shopping, baking cakes, as well as teaching her daughters and
grand-daughter how to cook. Hilde lived on the same street as her
daughters, Laura and Patsy, which allowed her to spend a lot of time with
her grandchildren that she cherished deeply. Hilde was a very strong
woman. She had an opinion that most never wanted to hear. She always stood
her ground, but ultimately backed her children. She was stubborn, yet
always able to help anyone that asked. She never used a dyer, clothes on
the line was the only option. She loved fried fish dinners and toward her
later years developed a true love for Popeye’s chicken. She was a simple
woman, she never over indulged or focused on material things. She
cherished her children and wanted everyone to be grateful for what was
relevant in the moment. She enjoyed giving outsiders to the family a hard
time, who are you was asked and what did you bring was often what you
heard. We had to often remind friends she was raised during World War II
and lived below ground in bomb shelters and tomorrow was a distant hope.
She always made sure everyone ate everything on their plate. She never
learned to swim but her grandchildren have fond memories remembering
trying to teach her. Toward the end of her life Hilde maintained her
independent lifestyle. She still visited her daughters and loved to peel
potatoes. Her memory began to fail over the last decade but her spirit
stayed strong. She left behind a son, and two daughters, nine
grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and now a few great great
grands. Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 15 at 1pm
at Evergreen Cemetery, 4535 N. Main St 32206 with Dr. Tom Drury
officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday beginning at 11am at
Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road 32218. 714-1110.