Hilda See (Second From Right), Parents Elsie and Robert Greenewald Sr., Children Cathy See, and Stepson Frank See, Jr.

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Born Jan. 24, 1918, near Hoonah, to Robert and Elsie Greenewald, Hilda See attended school in Hoonah and worked for the L. Kane Store and Icy Straits Cannery retail stores.  She was T’Akdeintaan clan, Tsal Xaan Hit (Mt. Fairweather [Snail] House.  On July 29, 1935 she married  Ora Pearl Schoonover, a 28 year old white man employed as a mechanic in Hoonah.  She was a commissioner and dry goods clerk at Hoonah, AK at the time of her marriage to Frank See on the 25th of December, 1952.  They were married at the Juneau Hotel.

She served several years as a U.S. Commissioner, then as state magistrate. In 1954, she bought her parents' general merchandise store and operated it until she sold the store to join her late husband, Frank See Sr., as a commercial hand-troll fisherman.

She was a lifetime member of Hoonah's Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 12.  Of the Raven moiety, T'akdeintaan Clan, Mount Fairweather House (Tak Hit), she also was a member of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

Hilda See was credited as an expert contributor to the book “Ethno-ornithology: Birds, Indigenous Peoples, Culture and Society”.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Cathy Jean Bean; step-son, Frank See Jr.; brothers, Albert and Robert Greenewald; sisters, Mabel Rollog, Mathilda Skaflestad, Charlotte Underwood, Genevieve Erickson, Rosina Andrews and Janet Robison.

At the time of her death, December 8, 2008 she was survived by her daughters, Jackie Pera, of Glendale, Calif., and Candy Madrid, of Denver, Colo.; son, Kenneth Schoonover, of Hoonah; step-daughter, Francine Perkins, of Juneau; grandsons, Douglas and John Pera, of Glendale, Albert and Earl Schoonover, of Juneau, and Ora G. Schoonover, of Hoonah; granddaughters, Jeannie Marie Pera, of Glendale, Ladonna Dybdahl, of Hoonah; great-grandchildren, Alison and Amy Schoonover, of Juneau, and Ford and Gabriel Schoonover, of Hoonah; brothers, Adam and Karl Greenewald, of Hoonah; sister, Freda Borchick and Marlene Johnson, of Juneau, and Pauline Hinchman, of Sedro Woolley, Wash.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives in Alaska, Washington and California.

Pallbearers were Karl Greenewald Jr., Gordon Greenwald, Adam Underwood and Jeff, Ken, Gus and Keith Skaflestad. Honorary pallbearers were John Hinchman Sr., Max Robison, Clifford Johnson, Mike See, Mike Miller, Ozzie Sheakley, Lily White, Lillian Austin, Anita Lafferty, Leona Williams, Bertha Franulovich, Roberta Bennett, Esther Greenwald, Cecelia Greenewald and Ladonna Dybdahl.