Kenneth Lee Hill passed away on June 9, 2018. He was born September 5, 1932 in Great Falls and raised in Sand Coulee until he was 14 when the family moved to Billings.
Ken attended Billings Senior High and enlisted into the Navy during the Korean War. He became a boatswain’s mate first class and drove a LCVP landing craft. After his military service he returned to Billings and met and married Nancy Maxwell.
Ken was a lather, carpenter and painter. He worked at Nye’s Dairy and TriJack Mfc. In 1975 he and Nancy began their own business, Hills Screen Printing. They sold the business in 2000 and moved to their retirement cabin on Rock Creek near Roberts. His lifelong passion was floating and fishing the Yellowstone River. Many days will be remembered by his family from the time they spent on the Yellowstone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gladys Hill, his brothers, Jim, George (Vi), Bob (Ellen), and Jack (Anita), and his sister Elaine (Sherman) Diede.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Nancy, a son Terry (Donna) with grandchildren Ben Hill and Heather (Bill) Hodgskiss and great grandsons Blake and Brodie Hodgskiss, and a son Tim (Janet) Hill with granddaughter April Music (Mike) and great grandsons Evan and Colin Trewhella.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13 at Smith West Chapel with military honors and interment at the Yellowstone National Cemetery. In lieu of flower, donations are suggested to Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care, 2110 Overland Ave., Suite 111, Billings, MT 59102. Condolences may be left for the family at smithfuneralchapels.com.