Student, Jackson Community College, Michigan, 1980. Student, Eastern Michigan University, 1981.
Sales clerk Yeager Company, Akron, Ohio, 1951-1952. Accounting clerk Benjamin Franklin Goodrich Company, 1952-1954. Owner P.Y. Hildreth, bookkeeping firm, 1965-1972.
Owner, manager Jackson Small Business Service, Michigan, 1972—2007. Retired, 2007
Consultant in field.
Millage campaign chairman Jackson Public Schools, 1977, member various committees, 1972-1981. Acctive Girl Scouts United States of America, Akron and Jackson. President Parent-Teachers Association, Akron, 1968-1970.
Treasurer Jackson Medical Center Inc., 1980-1982. Treasurer Jackson Interfaith Shelter, 1985-1997, president 1998-1999. Member Indiana Accountants Association Michigan (various offices including president 1998-1999).
Married James A. Hildreth, January 20, 1954. Children: John Alan, Patti Virginia, David Michael, Brian Spencer.