Hilda (Williams) Peck

(1921 - 2011)

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Hilda (Williams) Peck
1921 - 2011
Born
October 15, 1921
Daytona Beach Shores, Volusia County, Florida United States 32118
Death
July 4, 2011
Other Names
Mimi
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Hilda Williams Peck was born on October 15, 1921 in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. She was born into the Williams family and married into the Peck family. She died on July 4, 2011 at age 89. We know that Hilda Williams Peck had been residing in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida 32118.
Updated: December 03, 2020
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Born Hilda Williams, she had sibling Harry Williams.

When she was a teen, she was "Miss Atlanta" and then "Miss United States". As an adult, she was voted one of Gainesville's Ten Best Dressed.

Hilda married Edwin W. Peck Sr. on June 7 1940 in Atlanta Georgia. They had children Sherry Peck Davidson and Edwin W Peck. Married 71 years! She was survived by 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

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Hilda Williams Peck
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Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida 32118
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From Lohman Funeral Homes Cemeteries & Cremation website:
Hilda Williams Peck born October 15 1921 of Daytona Beach Shores passed away
unexpectedly on July 4 2011. This beautiful and very gracious lady was a true
Southern Belle who was raised in Atlanta GA and attended Girl's High. In 1939 at age
17 she became Miss Atlanta on July 4"" and on Labor Day became Miss United States.
During one of her promotional tours to Florence SC she met Edwin W. Peck (also from
Atlanta). He was a member of the Jaycees assigned to carry her luggage and told a
friend that was the girl he was going to marry. On June 7 1940 they were married in
Atlanta and recently celebrated their 71st Anniversary.

For many years the Pecks made their home in Gainesville FL where Hilda was a
sustaining member of the Gainesville Junior League earned a 500 hour volunteer pin at
Alachua General Hospital was a member of the Garden Club loved to play golf and
entertain. She was also voted one of Gainesville's Ten Best Dressed.

In 1969 Hilda and Ed became pioneers when they developed the first oceanfront
condominium in the entire Daytona Beach area and made Daytona their permanent
home. Through the years they developed with partners many condominium
complexes in this area including Peck Plaza The Ashley The Sherwin The Peninsula
The Caribbean The Ormond Heritage and many others. Hilda had a natural talent for
decorating and for many years was in charge of decorating the common areas and
model condo units while also a sales agent for Peck Realty.

Hilda was a member of the First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach and a member of the
Sunset Harbor Yacht Club who enjoyed painting and traveling. ln 1975 the Pecks
made a trip around the world on the maiden voyage of the QE ll. However the joy of
her life was her devoted family who called her ""Mimi"".

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Edwin W Peck Sr. her daughter Sherry
Peck Davidson and husband Terry her son Edwin W. Peck Jr. five grandchildren
Todd Davidson (Michelle) Ashley Davidson Tefft (Clipper) Blake Davidson (Leslie)
Taylor Davidson (Katie) and Wyatt Peck III. She also leaves six great-grandchildren
Skylar and Brady Davidson Cameron Landon and Grayson Tefft and Lauren
Davidson her brother Harry Williams of Soperton GA and many loving nieces and
nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday July 7th at the Ormond Chapel of the Lohman
Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A funeral service in her honor will be held
Friday July 8 2011 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church 118 N Palmetto Ave.
Daytona Beach FL with Dr. Bobby Welch officiating. Entombment will immediately
follow at the private mausoleum of Swan Lake in Daytona Memorial Park. Donations
may be made to American Heart Association.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Hilda's lifetime.

In 1921, in the year that Hilda Williams Peck was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1934, when she was only 13 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1951, when she was 30 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1964, by the time she was 43 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1973, when she was 52 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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