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Teckla Hilbert Cox

Teckla Hilbert Cox

Teckla Hilbert Cox, 91, of Leesburg died at home with her family beside her on Saturday, September 2nd.

Teckla, who was known to many as Tekkie, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 12, 1925. She was the daughter of Philip Fox Hilbert and Dorothy Coe Hilbert who lived at Hedgeland, near Waterford,Virginia. Tekkie grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She graduated from The Madeira School and went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts at Vassar College.

Teckla is survived by her daughter, Rinda Lee Cox Foster, and son, Frederick Thomas Cox, as well as his wife, Kimberly Cox, all of Leesburg. She had five grandchildren, Edward Foster of Providence RI, Judy and Anna Foster of Leesburg, and Thomas and William Cox of Leesburg. She had one great-granddaughter, Prudence Marie Scianablo of Providence, RI. She is also survived by a sister, Darcey Hilbert Hale and her husband Bruce Erwin Hale, of Willsboro NY and their children.

Upon marriage, Tekkie moved to the Historic District of Leesburg, a town that she truly loved because of its beauty and rich history. For many years she served as a Loudoun County Planner and sat on the County Board of Architectural Review. She was an ardent preservationist who took great pride in caring for her home and its deep roots with the Lee and Rust families. Tekkie was a long-time volunteer at the Thomas Balch Library where she was actively involved in researching the town’s history and former residents. She volunteered at the Loudoun Hospital Ladies’ Board Thrift Shop. She was also an active member of the Garden Club of Virginia and a ladies’ social club called Club 24. She was a faithful parishioner at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg.

Tekkie will be remembered for her brilliant mind, her intellectual curiosity and her commitment to remaining a lifelong learner. She was an avid reader whose love of books afforded her a broad base of knowledge. She had an enormous roster of devoted friends all over the world, as well as locally, and cherished and nurtured these relationships.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 1 o’clock pm. The service will be followed by a reception at her home at 10 Cornwall Street, NE in Leesburg. The church requests that no flowers be sent. In lieu of these the family suggests that donations in Tekkie’s memory can be made to Loudoun Volunteer Fire and Rescue or Blue Ridge Hospice.

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