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In Memory of

Barbara Joan Hilland

April 27, 1942 - June 11, 2017

Obituary


Barbara Joan Hillland, beloved wife of Michael for 52 years, passed away on June 11, 2017 in Gilbert, AZ. Born in Kalamazoo, MI on April 27, 1942, Barbara is now survived by her loving husband, Michael, sons John (Rochelle) and Richard (Heather); Six Grandchildren, Weston (USMC), Easton, Ian, Sophie, Sadie and Benjamin. Additionally, she is survived by Brother Jerry Green and his wife Karen and Sister Deborah Jo Green. Barbara is predeceased by her father, Max, and Mother, Velma, and Sister, Denise.

Having graduated with a BS Degree from ASU in 1964, she worked...

Barbara Joan Hillland, beloved wife of Michael for 52 years, passed away on June 11, 2017 in Gilbert, AZ. Born in Kalamazoo, MI on April 27, 1942, Barbara is now survived by her loving husband, Michael, sons John (Rochelle) and Richard (Heather); Six Grandchildren, Weston (USMC), Easton, Ian, Sophie, Sadie and Benjamin. Additionally, she is survived by Brother Jerry Green and his wife Karen and Sister Deborah Jo Green. Barbara is predeceased by her father, Max, and Mother, Velma, and Sister, Denise.

Having graduated with a BS Degree from ASU in 1964, she worked as an insurance agent in Scottsdale.

Barbara had a lust for travel, adventure and socialization. Her trips have included visiting Ireland, Italy, Alaska and Canada. Collecting antiques was her passionate hobby along with reading and learning new things daily. She was a 35 year volunteer with the 4H FFA Livestock program.

1n 2006, she and Mike purchased a summer cabin in Lakeside, AZ. Since that time they spent many years enjoying fishing, yard sales, meeting new friends and enjoying the White Mountains.

Barbara was a "listener". She ministered to many who were troubled and provided a shoulder to lean on. Barbara's impact on many has been profound and she will be dearly missed.

Arrangements are entrusted to Valley of the Sun in Chandler. Services to be held June 16 at 10:30 AM at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85202. Donations can be made to the Maricopa County Fair 4H FFA Livestock Program; the White Mountains Humane Society or the Cancer Society.