Hilton, John M.
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John M. Hilton passed away on June 11, 2013 surrounded by his loving
family. John was born in Joplin, Missouri on October 7, 1935, the son of Ike & Edna Hilton. John attended Whittier High School and Whittier College before being drafted into the Army.
John married Jo Anne Christenson on February 2, 1962 in Pico Rivera. Born to John & Jo Anne were Wade, Jennifer, and Joanna.
John was preceded in death by his father Ike in 1982, his brother Bob in 1990, his mother Edna in 1997, his brother Frank in 2006, and his wife Jo Anne in 2006.
Surviving John are his children Wade (Hedy) and grandchildren John Stewart and Wyatt, his daughter Jennifer (Ramon) and grandchildren Jason and Cierra Rose, his daughter Joanna Mae (Brett) and grandchildren Connor and Sierra, his brother Steve (Beth) and his sister Martha Ann.
John was a Sergeant First Class in the Army serving his beloved country as a Tank Operator. He and Jo Anne met when he was working as a barber in Whittier and she was working at a department store.
John was a wonderful storyteller, an avid hunter, fisherman, and gold prospector before retiring. He was the life of the party and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who was proud of his country and his faith in Lord.
Funeral services will be held at Rose Hills Cemetery, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier on Monday June 17, 2013 at Hillside Chapel at 1:00 p.m., and services will conclude graveside.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on June 15, 2013
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3888 Workman Mill Rd Whittier, CA 90601