FLORA IRENE BAILEY HILLGARTNER was born Jan. 14, 1930 in
Rosebud, TX, returned to heaven from which she came on
April 22, 2010, with interment at Laurel Oaks Memorial
She is survived by a sister Hazel Courtney; 4 sons &
wives: Billy and Pricilla, Milton and Sharon, Bobby and
Linda, and Terry and Buffie. She is also "Granny" to 15
beautiful grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She
met and married Robert Samuel Hillgartner in Ft Worth
TX. in 1950. They spent 51 years together before he
passed away in 2001. Irene spent her career at Western
Electric and AT&T. She was a member of the "Pioneer Club"
for retired AT&T workers. Everyone she met became a special
person in her heart & was established life-long relationships.
Throughout her life, Irene was fiercely independent. She
loved to collect beautiful things including flowers and
angel figurines. She's always been a flower and now she's