March 8, 1949 — December 15, 2017

John Hill, 68, of Albany passed away at the Corvallis Manor on December 15, 2017.

The son of Ival and Charlene (Alvey) Hill, was born in Corvallis, growing up on the family dairy farm in the Fir Grove area of North Albany.

From a very young age he exhibited a great love for nature and its beauty, and a genuine devotion to God.

He was a life-long outdoorsman, hunter, and trapper.

John loved to share his knowledge with other enthusiasts, taking to writing articles for magazines. He was always excited when they were published. His articles caused many folks from around the country to send letters with questions about hunting.

John roamed the countryside, planting trees. He said, “A tree planted today is a tree for the future to be enjoyed by many animals.”

He is survived by sisters Malena Konek of Frenchglen, Oregon, Ivalene Hickey (Dennis) of Eugene; neice Analisa Hickey Chambers of Eugene; and nephew Andrew Hickey of Tokyo, Japan.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at the Palestine Cemetery in North Albany.

Fisher Funeral Home is handing services.

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