STEPHENVILLE— Services for Hilda Swindle, 65, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at the Cowboy Church of Erath County with Brother Werth Mayes officiating. Burial will follow at West End Cemetery. 

Hilda was born in Brownwood to the late Erie and Sadie Colbaugh Allen. She married G.A. ‘Pinkie’ Swindle in Acuna, Mexico April 19, 1967. Hilda attended Tarleton State University, worked as an LVN in her younger years, was the author of the blog If Jesus Had a Car, was the co-owner of Swindle’s Jewelry for the last 42 years and worked as a faithful servant of Christ ministering to those in need. People have described her as a sister in Christ, an anchor, rock, cheerleader, gopher, boss bag, fun police, control freak and wonder woman. She has lived most of her life in Stephenville and Dublin, and was a member at the Cowboy Church of Erath County.

Hilda served in many different roles to many different people. She was a wife, mother, mom, sister, Mimi, Jodie, Aunt Jodie and Hil. She was a fighter with immeasurable strength, but when the Lord called His faithful servant home, she knew her work on earth was done; she passed away surrounded by her family at home. Her favorite book of The Bible was the Book of Romans and her advice was to read it often.

Romans 1:16-17 (NIV), for I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Hilda is survived by her husband, G.A. ‘Pinkie’ Swindle; daughters, Debra Swindle Lucas and husband Trophy and Jennifer Swindle Baine and husband Ralph; grandson, Brit Van Zandt and wife Alyssa; granddaughters, Brittany Baine Walker and husband Mark, Brianna Baine, Baily Van Zandt, Jessica Baine and Piper Baine; great-grandson, Carter Van Zandt; brothers, Walter G. Allen and wife Katrina Moore and James E. ‘Ed’ Allen and wife Mindy; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and especially her Cowboy Church family.

The Swindle family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to: The Hilda Swindle Memorial Scholarship, c/o InterBank, P.O. Box 1157, Stephenville, Texas 76401; or c/o Texas Bank, 998 Wolfe Nursery Rd., Stephenville. Or to the Cowboy Church of Erath County, P.O. Box 371, Stephenville.

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