In Loving Memory of James (Jim) E. Hilyard

James (Jim) E. Hilyard  1950-2014

 Born in Worcester, Ma. to Charles and Yvonne Hilyard on December
 29,1950. He parted from this world on August 1, 2014 in Albuquerque,
 NM. He served in the US Coast Guard from 1970-1974 stationed in Simeri
 Crichi, Italy at Loran Station and was selected for the Presidential
 Honor Guard. He moved to New Mexico in 1994 and worked for Sysco NM
 until his death.

 He was preceded in death by his father Charles Hilyard and
 father-in-law Frank Spalding. He is survived by his wife Theresa and
 his beloved “buddy” Vado. Also surviving are his mother Yvonne Hilyard
 of Massachusetts, mother-in-law Shirley Spalding of Albuquerque. Four
 children, Kerrie Randell (Steve) of Massachusetts, Jessica Hilyard of
 Massachusetts, Jaime O’Brien (Matthew) of California and Jim Hilyard
 (Kim) of Albuquerque. Step-children, Talia Cervo Vasquez (Tim Beard)
 of Albuquerque and Keith Cervo (Vanessa) of Raton, NM. Eight
 grandchildren, Kylie Hilyard , Sophie and Charlie Randell, Cody
 Schuster, Justin Vasquez, Kayle Beard, Mason Cervo and McKenzie Cervo.
 Two brothers-in-law, Bill Bumphrey (Valerie) of Albuquerque and Craig
 Phillips (Deanna) of California. Several nieces and nephews, cousins
 and friends. No services were held at his request. His ashes will be
 laid to rest in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Massachusetts
 where he was born and raised.

5 comments on “In Loving Memory of James (Jim) E. Hilyard

  1. Sheila Alaniz says:

    You did a great job Theresa. I just wish we all could have had more time with Jim. He made everyone comfortable where ever he was. He had a sense of humor and he loved kids. Michelle remembered Jim from that one time she had met him and really thought he was a great guy and you complimented each other and it was true.Just know you will always be Jim’s Love. May he rest in peace and know someday you will meet again in heaven. May God give you strength to endure ,and comfort with memories . Love you and will always remember Jim with a smile.

  2. Jaime O'Brien says:

    Thank you for putting this up on your website. We’ll miss you Dad. You’re always on our minds and in our hearts.
    Love ya

  3. Sue Perry says:

    Condolences and prayers to the family and especially to Theresa, my friend. I wish I had gotten the chance to know Jim more because he always made me feel comfortable and part of the family. His wit and humor kept a conversation lively and he shared his wisdom with anyone who was interested. I appreciated all that he gave to me and others. I know he was looking forward to a retirement from driving for Sysco (I think that’s how it’s spelled) after 20 yrs of service with them and losing his battle to his illness just doesn’t seem fair at all but keeping faith that Jim is now with the angels and God has given him a new life in heaven may help to ease the sadness and knowing Jim will still be with you and you can still talk to him may help to give you comfort.

    2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

    • Theresa says:

      Thanks Sue.. I talk to him everyday and it helps. I feel the flutter of his wings on my face when he is near, but the tears still fall. Love and miss you Sue.. Come home :)