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.