Hilda was born in Pretoria, where she lived for most of thirty years. The family moved to Naboomspruit where she worked as a receptionist in a medical practice, and later a law firm. In 2019, the family relocated to Cradock, when she joined the practice and is a great asset with her precision, diligence and excellent computer skills.

She is married to Mossie and they have 3 grown children, and 3 grandchildren. In her spare time, she travels the world (Covid permitting) to visit her children and grandchildren.