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Well Deserved Recognition for Becky Areias

Becky Areias is third from the right

By Various, 2013-02-15
Each year the Cypress College Foundation recognizes Americana Citizens of the Year for several counties on Orange County. On February 23rd they will congratulate Becky Areias as the Anaheim Citizen of the Year!

As many of you will know Becky is now the owner of Hilgenfeld Mortuary, located at Broadway and Anaheim Blvd. She began working at Hilgenfeld under the direction of her Grandfather, Melvin Hilgenfeld at the age of 15. She has been serving families for 32 years. She oversees the daily operations at Hilgenfeld Mortuary for four generations at one location, one family over 85 years.

Becky has been a dedicated community leader, providing her time and devotion to serve on many boards and graciously lends her support to non-profit programs in the City of Anaheim. She also gives back to the community at large supported by the Anaheim Police Department, Anaheim Fire Department and Hilgenfeld Mortuary, with a program educating Anaheim High School students on the dangers of driving under the influence and the consequences that will occur as a result. The program is titled, “Every 15 Minutes”.

Becky was born and raised in Anaheim and has lived and worked in Anaheim her entire life. Becky and her husband, Jim, have two beautiful children, Brittney (23) and Jacob (20).

The Anaheim Arts Council is particularly appreciative of Becky’s support over the years and offers her our warmest congratulations.

The Cypress College Foundation would like to encourage community members to attend the black-tie Americana Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Disneyland Hotel.

Sponsorships and tickets are available at the following levels:
• $225 individual ticket
• $500 star sponsor (two tickets)
• $2,500 benefactor (table sponsor)
• $3,500 founder (table sponsor)

List of Organizations of which Becky Areias is currently a member and supporter:

Anaheim Family YMCA
• YMCA Board Member involved for 3 years
• Active Supporter
• Good Friday Breakfast Committee

Anaheim Chamber Women’s Division
• Board Member for 25 years since 1987

Anaheim Beautiful
• Anaheim Beautiful Board Member involved since 2000
• Served as secretary
• Served as treasurer
• Gala Committee
• Active Supporter

Altrusa Club of Anaheim
• Altrusa Club Member since 1987
• Served as treasurer
• Served as secretary
• Active Supporter

Ebell Club of Anaheim
• Ebell Club Member 30 years
• Active Supporter

Cypress College Mortuary Science Advisory
• Board Member since 2005

Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim
• Active Supporter

Anaheim Arts Council
• Active Supporter

Downtown Anaheim Foundation
• Active Supporter

Anaheim Family Justice Center (AFJC)
• Active Supporter

Orange County Catholic Churches
• Active Supporter in Parish Activities

Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
• Active Supporter

Additional Honors and Awards
• Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Family Business Awards
of the Year - 2007
• Anaheim Beautiful Presidents Award – 2008
• Anaheim Chamber Women’s Division – Annie Accolade Award – 2009



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