Baker City, Oregon
Glen L. Hylton, 78, of Baker City died Saturday, January 24, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Care Center.
His memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Mr. Hylton was born on December 3, 1925 in Enterprise, Oregon to Alex and Susie (Wakefield) Hylton. He was raised in LaGrande attending school in the area until he enlisted in the Navy. He served during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific from 1943-1946.
During his time in LaGrande, he met the love of his life, Dorothy Mae Fihn. They were united in marriage on December 15, 1946 at the First Christian Church in LaGrande. The couple started their life together in Astoria, Oregon.
Glen was employed with Pacific Northwest Bell Co. as a lineman. They had two children, a son, William “Bill” Glen and a daughter, Glenda Mae. The family transferred to Baker City in 1951. He stayed with Pacific Northwest Bell Co. and became an installation and repair technician in 1954 until his retirement in 1982.
They enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and RV’ing. He also loved woodworking, projects around his home, working in the yard and being with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.
Glen is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy; his daughter, Glenda of Baker City; Sisters, Doris and husband Lee Biser, Leona Ward, and brother-in-law Bob Johnston all of Boise, Idaho, Bettie and husband Jim Bramer of Fresno, CA. Four Grandchildren, Ryan, Tracy and Erica all of Baker City and Mindi and husband Peter Hallett of San Jose, California. Daughter-in-law Nikki and husband Russ Rankin of Baker City and several nieces and nephews.
Glen was preceded in death by his beloved son, Bill, his parents, a sister Wilma, nephews, Terry Barstow, Rod Markum, and numerous aunts and uncles.
He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #3048 of Baker City and The Telephone Pioneers of America.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern Oregon Chapter of the American Diabetes Association or the Oregon Humane Society in care of Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Oregon 97814.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, January, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor