Raymond Hills went home to his Lord and Savior on March 19, 2011, in Roswell. He was born on April 22, 1933, in Worcester, Mass., to Madaline Hazard and Charles Hills, who preceded him in death.
He was predeceased also by two brothers. Ray is survived by his wife of 53 years Judith Hills; his daughter Theresa Brewton and her husband Ricky; son Charles Hills and his wife Mirna; daughter Kelly Hills; granddaughters, Tarra Morgan and Ishah Aldinger; grandsons, Chucky, Kenny and Timmy Hills; great-grandson Josiah Aldinger; sister Ann Asencoa; brothers, Jedean Hazard and Delnor Hazard; and numerous nieces and nephews. He started his long military career at age 15, entering the Navy, then moving on to the Air Force, where he served for 22 years, doing tours in Korea and Vietnam, then retired after coming back from Vietnam and being stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. Ray, always a soldier, decided to enter the New Mexico Defense Force where he served and was a brigadier general until he retired. He also worked for the state of New Mexico and retired from Roswell Correctional Center.
The family would like to give a special Thank You to Dr. Chechani and his staff, Comfort Keepers, Dr. Jakins Naomi and staf f, and Vista Care for their excellent care of our husband and father. A memorial service will be held at Grace Community Church on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Sean Lee officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Roswell Veterans and National Guard Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Roswell Vista Care in honor of Raymond Hills. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.