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Arthur "Art" Wilson Hill Jr.

July 8, 1936-Nov. 10, 2013


Estacada resident Arthur “Art” Wilson Hill Jr. died Tuesday, Nov. 10. He was 77.

At his request, no service will be held.

Art was born July 8, 1936, in Okmulgee, Okla., to Arthur and Ada Hill. He was raised in Oakland, Calif.

On Dec. 3, 1977, Art married Barbara Baker in Estacada. They later moved to Alaska, where Art was a heavy equipment operator. He retired and moved back to Estacada.

Art enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, being outdoors and helping his grandchildren.

Art was preceded in death by his son, Dale Vanis.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hill; daughters, Sheila Halsey, Diana Wilson, Frances Vanis, Cheryle Phelps, Genette Gates and Devie Allen; sons, David and Brian Hill and Rick Vanis; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.