Milton J. Hilkey

Husband and Dad

Milton J. Hilkey, 84, passed away March 15, 2014 at his home. He was born to John W. and Margaret Hilkey. On April 29, 1950, almost 64 years ago, he married Delores Irene Newman, who survives, in Central Point, Ore. Milton enjoyed fishing, hunting, and his dogs.

He and Delores had six children, all of whom survive, John (Debbie K.) of Central Point, Ore., Edwin (Meg) of Coupeville, Wash., Roland of Central Point, Ore., Cindy (Doug) of Gold Hill, Ore., Connie (Mike) of Central Point, Ore., and Fred (Debbie) of Jacksonville, Ore.; sister, Luvene (Don) Boehm of Rosebirg, Ore.; sisters-in-law, Ina and Phyllis; 11 grand-children; 12 great-grand-children; and two dogs, Josie and Shadow. He was preceded in death by his parents; John W. and Margaret; sister, Ilene (Earl) Atkins; and brothers, Sonny and Allen.

Something from his Children

We all lost someone the other day, someone who was much more than just a relative, a teacher, or a friend. Someone who was always "THERE" for all of us, through thick or thin. Someone we all respected and who also respected all of us, regardless of where we lived, how we lived or what we did. He taught us values that money cannot buy: Loyalty, Love, and Family. He worked 18 to 20 hours a day on two jobs and never complained, all the while teaching us the value of hard work. He taught us all many other things over the years, hunting, fishing, and gardening to name a few. We all had our moments at times, but hours or days later we were old friends and family again and he was and will always be OUR DAD. We'll all miss you Dad.

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