Hilda Alene Prebys

November 7, 1933 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 86)


Hilda Alene Prebys, 86 of Lake City, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at home.  She was born in Branford, Florida to the late Edgar Goff Peterson and Rubye Irene Walker Peterson.  Mrs. Prebys had lived in Lake City for the past 20 years and had previously been a resident of Houston, Texas.  She had been in the catering business for many years and enjoyed flying when she was younger and earned her pilots license.  Mrs. Prebys was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church and she enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing and gardening.  She was preceded in death by five siblings, James Ray Peterson, Thelma Louise Peterson, Arnell Edward Peterson, Jimmy Mitchell O’Steen and Gary Michael O’Steen. 

Survivors include her siblings, Colin O’Steen (Brenda), Lake City, Frank O’Steen (Lottie Nell), Ft. White, Glen O’Steen, Lake City and Irma Jean Hall, Providence; one sister in law, Anita O’Steen, Ormond Beach; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Epiphany Catholic Church with Father Rob Trujillo officiating.  Friends and family attending the service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and a mask is required.  Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Branford.  Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.  

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June 18, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025

Funeral Service
June 19, 2020

10:00 AM
Epiphany Catholic Church
SW Malone St.
Lake City, FL 32025

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