Newburyport, MA — Oliver “Bud” Hills , age 79, of Newburyport, passed away early Friday morning, April 5, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill surrounded by the love and support of his family.
Born in Boston, one of three children of the late Richard and Gladys (Ewell) Hills, he was a graduate of Newburyport High School and served with the United States Army during the Korean War. After his military service, “Bud” worked as a carpenter, acquiring the skills and proficiency of a fine tradesman who settled for nothing less than perfection in whatever he did.
He was a longtime member of the Benevolent Protective Order Elks in Newburyport.
In addition to his beloved wife, Nancy (Boyle) Hills, he is survived by his daughter, Linda Ann Hills of Newbury; his only grandchild, who was his pride and joy, Katie Hills-Kimball of Newbury; his brother, Robert Hills and wife, Elizabeth, of West Newbury; his dear friends, Frank and Robin McMahon; and many other dear friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Edith.
The gift of his life will be treasured forever by those who knew and loved him.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 166 High St., Newburyport, followed by interment in Rural Cemetery, West Newbury. At the request of the family, there will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.