Obituary: William (Bill) Ray Hiler |

Obituary: William (Bill) Ray Hiler

William (Bill) Ray Hiler of Tabernash, Grand County, Colo. was born January 3, 1954 to Albert R. and Virginia Hiler. He passed away at the age of 62 in an airplane accident. Bill was a master ski instructor of youth at Winter Park Resort for over 30 years. He owned and operated a small construction company in Grand County and Denver. He was an Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1267 member and worked tirelessly to raise aviation scholarships for Grand County youth. He helped organize and run the Red Baron Youth Flying Program. He was always willing to help with community service projects. Bill volunteered his time at AA and was a sponsor of many in recovery. He would frequently fill his large dump trailer with cut wood starting in May and deliver to those who needed or counted on a wood burning stove to heat their house. This project would often go well into winter. Bill on several occasions purchased a beef and donated one quarter of it to a needy family or families. When he saw other needs in the community, he would do his best to fill that need. He was active in his church and served in a leadership position for several years. Bill is survived by his mother, Virginia, his sister Treva (Jim Foster) Smith, and niece Christina (Don) Peckat. He was preceded in death by his father Albert.

Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 280 East 11th Street, Granby, CO 80446 at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29.

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