Pauline Eleanor Lundquist Hiltner passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 of natural causes at Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, NC. She was 93. Pauline preferred the name Vicki.
She was born on June 9, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the youngest daughter to Emmanuel and Ada Lundquist. She and her siblings, Reid, Edna and Mary, grew up during the Great Depression. She married Luther Graham (Luke) Hiltner October 23, 1945 in Beverly Hills, California, after Luke’s service in the U.S. Navy and WWII had ended. They built a home in Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills and had two sons, Randy and Jeff, and a daughter, Carol, who passed away in infancy. They spent many happy years together.
Vicki loved being a homemaker. She was an active golfer and competitive bridge player. She and Luke enjoyed entertaining their many friends and family members. Vicki was a gifted cook and baker, and was famous for her strawberry pies and cheesecakes. She and Luke traveled the world together. He was a chemical engineer with Parker Hannifin.
Luke passed away in Vista, California in 1987, where they had retired in 1983. Vicki moved to a townhouse in Lake San Marcos and finally to the Carol Woods community to be closer to her son, Randy, and his family in 2003. She is survived by her sons, Randall Scott and wife Robyn and their two sons, Dane and Collin; Jeffrey Arthur and his wife Debbie and their four sons, Matthew, David, Jesse and Nathan; and by Dane’s wife Simona and the great grandchildren Lily, Bianca and Lucas.
Here are 2 photos of how I remember Aunt Vicki from our Family Picnics in southern California every year. Vicki is the one in the red sweater, pictured with her mother, Ada and her sisters Edna and Mary. I’m sitting between my cousins Cheryl and Debbie Martell, looking at Aunt Ada’s quilt. “Aunt Ada” was the second wife of my Great-grandfather, Emanuel Richard Lundquist. These photos were taken in the early 1970s.