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Michael E. Hillerman

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June 24, 1941 - August 16, 2015 Michael E. Hillerman died peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 16, 2015 in Madison, MS at the age of 74. Michael is survived by his children, Michael Hillerman, Steve Hillerman, and Tara Hillerman-Barrios; and sister, Patricia Cavanaugh. Michael was born on June 24, 1941 in Glendale, CA to Hawley and Beatrice Hillerman. He graduated from Whitewater High School, WI in 1959, served three years in the US Army and graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance from Cal State Northridge. He worked over 25 years in the music industry at Capital Records and EMI Music. Michael was an accomplished life-long artist who was prolific in his retirement years. He was a kind and thoughtful man who loved nature and spent much of his free time hiking, sailing, or otherwise tramping through it. His family will put Michael's ashes into the Pacific Ocean in a private ceremony. "The Heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam."
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 20, 2015
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