Year Inducted: 1997
Nominated By: Brian Macartney
Sports Competed In: N/A
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Contributor
Attended Pueblo Catholic High, graduating in 1966...Served as the sports statistician for three years (1964-66)...Was a member of the Student Government Pueblo Catholic in 1962, and was given the Outstanding Senior Award (1966).
Went to Southern Colorado State College (SCSC), and graduated in 1969...Was a dual major at SCSC, studying Graphics and Mass Communication.
● Member of the Runyon Field Board of Directors and served as its Treasurer.
● Served on the CHSAA Hall of Fame Founding Committee and the Colorado Press Association.
● Elected to be the Chairman for the 1996 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
● Regional President of the Pueblo Newspaper Guild (1996-97).
● Received the South Central League Media Award (1989).
● Treasurer of the Southern Colorado Press Club.
● Member of School District #60 R&R Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.
Worked for 46 years with The Pueblo Chieftain Newspaper (since 1966)...Probably the first woman newspaper Sports Editor in Colorado (from 1990 to Sept. 2012 - 22 years) - Retired at end of Sept. 2012.
Lived in Pueblo with her husband, Jack Hildner...Proud mom of twin sons Matt and Thad...Passed away Dec. 22, 2020.