Wenmar Avenue neighbor Al Bourgeois described Chieko Hilber as a kind and quiet woman of Asian descent.
Occasionally, he would see her walking up the street to visit another neighbor, who was known on the block as a storyteller.
Chieko, like her husband, was known to have a compassionate heart for animals.
"She loved wildlife," said Bourgeois. "She would leave food for the neighborhood birds and squirrels."