Hilda Louise Goplen, born September 25, 1917 to Ella Pietz Goplen and Grant Goplen (alternate spelling: Goplin) in Motley, Minnesota.
Hilda was adopted by her stepfather, William Strube. Her siblings were brothers Floyd, Orville, and Norman and sister Agnes.
Hilda married Donald Criness Parkins in June 1937. Hilda was a homemaker and active in her church service organizations. Her favorite activities were quilting and gardening. She bore Don two children, Larye Donald and Jane Dacey. In later years she enjoyed camping and bicycling with Don after his retirement.
Hilda passed away on February 10, 1986, in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, at her home.