Mrs. Hildur Strandberg
Hildur Alice Strandberg (Linde) was
born on September 2, 1907 in Erie Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of
Sven Edman Linde and Anna Marie Linde (Nelson). She had three brothers,
Edward, George, Carl and three sisters, Martha Lovegren, Nellie Johnson-Cole and
Elsie Dillar-Mann. She excepted Christ at age 11 and was baptized at
the Cherry Grove Baptist Church.
After High School Hildur moved to Portland to attend a Secretary School and work
for the Healy family for room and board. (Healy Heights was named after this
family.) She would ride the street car to go to the Swedish Baptist
Church where she met Mandy in the youth group. Hildur was received into the
church membership at the Swedish Baptist Church by letter on February 7, 1926.
Mandy and Hildur were married on October 21, 1929 at Cherry Grove Baptist Church
and their marriage lasted 65 years when Mandy went to be with the Lord.
Hildur and Mandy had two sons, Don and Paul who love the Lord and have attended
Temple Baptist Church since they were born. In October, 1969, they
celebrated their 40th Wedding
Anniversary. The picture in the upper right corner of this page is of
their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
She taught Sunday School for many years and helped out with the youth groups with Mandy on week end trips. She sang in the church choir for years. She is still a regular attendee at Temple. Although her eyesight is not what it use to be, her highlight of the week is attending Sunday church service at Temple.
Hildur died and went to be with her Lord on April 17, 2006. She was 98 1/2 years old. A memorial was held to honor her life at Temple Baptist Church in the Upper Room on May 13.
Her favorite Bible verse is: For God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Hildur's favorite Hymns: are all the ones she knows.
Othneil Strandberg was born on September 16, 1906 in Bellingham, Washington. Mandy was the son of
John Eric and Elizabeth
Caroline Strandberg (Jonsdotter). Mandy had 5 brothers: Richard
Erik, Jonas Albin, John Efraim, Jonas George, Josef Torsten, and Clas
Emanuel. Mandy's parents immigrated from Sweden to the USA on September
22, 1903 and moved directly to Bellingham, Washington. Both parents worked
together making custom tailored suits until his dad died when he was 15 years
old. Mandy then moved to Portland to live with his brother George to find
work. Mandy found employment at the Telephone Company and Lipman &
Wolf Department Store. Then Mandy got a job at Van Duyn Chocolate Company,
and worked there for 43 years. After retirement he helped out at the Candy
Basket. He was always active with the events of Temple Baptist Church and
loved to give candy to the pastors and workers.
Mandy died at home on September 4, 1995.
The above account of his mom and dad and the photo of the "chocolate bunny," was presented, by Mr. Paul Strandberg, August 2002.
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