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Chuck Hillman

1944 - 2014 Obituary Condolences

Charles Wayne "Chuck" Hillman, 69, of Rigby, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at his home.

He was born Sept. 20, 1944, in Portland, Ore., to Marvin Edward Hillman and Noel Yvanne Bell Hillman. The family moved to Idaho Falls, where he attended schools, graduating from Idaho Falls High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a specialist E-4.

On June 28, 1997, he married Julie Mae Hogue in Idaho Falls. Four years ago, they moved to Rigby.

He worked as a carpenter and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He was also a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, celebrating 30 years of sobriety.

Chuck enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, home renovations, classic cars and received a medal for sharpshooting. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors are his wife, Julie Hillman of Rigby; sons, Brady (Tracy) Case of Denver, Westen Hillman and Brandon Hillman, both of Idaho Falls, and Matt (Kim) Melicharek of Pocatello; daughters, Angela Cook, Bobbie (Curtis) Larsen and Jennifer (Matt) Wagoner, all of Idaho Falls, and Crystal Hillman of Pocatello; son-in-law, Shawn (Jenni) Webster of Idaho Falls; stepfather, Stanley Bickel; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Hillman; his mother, Noel Hillman-Bickel; a daughter, Shauna Webster; and a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Brad Mason.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road. The family will visit with friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Shelley-Hillcrest Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2014
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