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Ralph Neil Hilton

April 4, 2017 ~ June 26, 1929 (age 87)

Ralph Neil Hilton Sr. passed away on April 4, 2017, in Provo, Utah at 87 years old. Neil was born on June 26, 1929 to David Lawrence “Bud” Hilton and Fay Murdock.

Neil was in the AAU Gold Gloves Boxing Tournament in Denver Colorado and took 2nd place and was extremely proud of the fact that he boxed in the same club with national middleweight champion of the world Gene Fulmer. Even though they were in high school and Neil was two years older he beat Gene Fulmer. In his younger years he enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, boating, jet skiing and loved being outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his only brother. He looked forward to deer hunting with his family. Neil loved to work and even when he was 84 years old he would work 5 days a week. He was a business owner for 65 years in Heber City he was a legacy on Main Street. In his later years he enjoyed going to the senior citizen center and playing pool with his dear friends 5 days a week. He enjoyed the companionship of those friends. He did until the day he passed order tires; there was no way to keep him away from changing a tire.  

Neil married Donna Pedler in November of 47 and together they had 5 children; David Neil Hilton Sr. (Jeanne), RoLayne Young (Robert), Gordon Richard Hilton Sr. (LuAnne), Sheryl Ann Crawley (deceased), Shirley Kae Hilton. Later the two divorced. He married Marcia Fitzgerald they had two children; Ralph Neil Hilton Jr. (Anna), Alan Hilton. Later the two divorced. Then he married Nancy Erickson Pelton Hilton and gained two-step children; Tammi Pelton Cluck (Robert) and Robert F. Pelton. The two have been married 37 years together and enjoyed traveling, dancing, yard work, gardening and loved their dogs Bobby and Snuggles.  

He is survived by his wife of 37 years Nancy, children, sister Patsy Holmes Schrader (Ted), his children, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Joe and sister Bonnie.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Lake Creek Ward Chapel (6250 E. 1200 S., Heber). There will be a viewing on Sunday evening from 6-8 P.M. and again from 9:30–10:45 A.M. prior to the service both at the church. Internment will follow in the Heber City Cemetery.


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