In loving memory of Linda Lou (Morris) Hilton, 70, longtime Yakima Valley resident, who passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Yakima Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 7, 1938 in Courtney, N.D. to Ross and Ora Morris. She attended elementary school in Olgivie, Minn. and graduated from Granger High School.

She married Donald Hilton in 1962 and traveled to various bases with the army until 1967 when she divorced and returned to Sunnyside.

She loved to be surrounded by family and friends, and used her intelligence and restless spirit to train as a beautician, LPN and secretarial assistant. She was an active member of the Toppenish Eagles and served as president and on numerous committees. She enjoyed her later years living with her daughter Ellen, son-in-law Chuck, her cats, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her sisters and brothers, Marion Stanton of Granger, Donald Morris of Goldendale, Norma Mohs of Othello, Doris Neland of Marysville, Darlene Middleton of Yakima, Duane Morris of Prosser, Carolyn Jay of Surprise, Ariz., Janice Hall of Kirkland, Myrna Mclean of Peoria, Ariz. and Kathy Gibson of Salt Lake City, Utah; her daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Chuck Curtiss of Sunnyside; son and his wife, John and Nora Hilton of Ellensburg; grandchildren, David, James and Jeffery Kleinow, Meriya and Justin Curtiss and Davina, Jennifer and Christina Hilton; and 10 well-loved great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Deloris Clark of Clifton, Kan.; and a nephew, Michael Stanton.

There will be no viewing. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Toppenish Eagles.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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