Franklin B. Hill
September 11, 2019
Franklin B. Hill, age 85, of Nashua, Mont., passed away at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo., on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, following a brief illness.
Franklin's family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Bell Mortuary Chapel in Glasgow, Mont.
A graveside funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Nashua Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Nashua Senior Center.
Franklin was born July 1, 1934, to Byron and Bertina (Haugen) Hill in Nashua, Mont., the youngest of five children. He graduated from the Nashua School in 1953.
Franklin met his sweetheart, Joyce Rawe, in high school and they married on Sept. 16, 1955.
In 1957, Franklin took over the Rawe farm. Farming was Franklin's main passion, and it carried through until his death. Having a small herd of cattle gave Franklin enjoyment as well as the comfort of familiarity that he'd known since childhood.
Franklin's interests included airplanes and electronics. These interests compelled him to earn a private pilot's license and complete a home-study course in electronics. He and his wife were also founding members of the Evangelical Church in Glasgow. In his spare time, Franklin liked tinkering with anything mechanical or with farm maintenance.
Preceding him in death were his parents and four siblings, Gladys-Rachel Naasz, Iner Hill, Lewis Hill and Walter Hill.
Franklin is survived by his wife, Joyce; two sons, Arnold Hill and his wife Ann, of Nashua, and Douglas Hill and his wife Robin, of Glendive, Mont .; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.