Hilda H. Bollinger Linder a long-time resident of Catawba County, died Monday January 1, 2018 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Born August 23, 1937, she was the daughter of the late William Coy Hensley and Catherine Dodd Hensley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elton Linder.

Hilda was the first female civil service officer in the Catawba County Sheriff Department. She received her Criminal Justice degree at Caldwell Community College. She retired after 18 years of service.

Hilda was also a very talented seamstress, restored antique dolls, and created a variety of arts and crafts.

Hilda loved socializing with her friends and family. She enjoyed dancing, singing and gardening.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses Bert Bollinger (Eileen), Joy Bollinger (Randall Stone) and Keith Bollinger (Sandra). She has three grandchildren, Christine Martin, Megan Bollinger, and Levi Bollinger as well as three great grandchildren. She is also survived by Charlie Casey, her companion of 16 years.

A memorial services will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, January 4, 2018 in the Chapel of Bass-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Duke officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to services from 2:00pm until 3:00pm.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Hilda H. Bollinger Linder.