In Memory

John Hiltsley

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08/14/13 01:21 PM #1    

Steve Stevens

John was a best friend at HHS.  I enjoyed playing football and wrestling with him as well as just hanging out after school and on weekends.  I got to know his family real well and had good times hanging out over at his house.  John liked horses and ranching as I joined him and his family on trips to Colorado to visit some friends who ran a Dude Ranch.  I joined the
Air Force in 1965 and returned on leave in September, 1966 for the State Fair with John.  That was the last time I saw him alive:  He passed away that December about a week prior to Christmas.  John was a cold blooded  individual who didn't care for the winter temperatures.  He was working on a ranch around Los Lunas and one chilly night he apparrently turned his gas heater up a bit too high and sometime during the night the gas pressure blew the flames out and that ended up being John's demise.  Here's hoping he's resting in peace and at least having  a little fun wherever his spirit is!

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