Dennis A. Hillyard |

Dennis A. Hillyard

Beloved husband and father, Dennis A. Hillyard, died April 6, 2005, at his home in Placerville, Calif. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor; sons, Dennis and Richard; daughter, Susan; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Dennis was born in Smithfield, Utah, and the family moved to Sacramento where he attended school.

He attended McClatchy High School, where he excelled in baseball. He enlisted in the Navy and served for two years. After his honorable service he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians baseball team and he continued to pitch until an injury ended his career.

In 1948 he married and shortly after moved to South Lake Tahoe. He served the city of South Lake Tahoe for many years. After retirement he moved to his home in Greenstone Country, Placerville, where his light will be sorely missed.

A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. April 21 at St. Patricks Church in Placerville. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent to the American Cancer Society and the Ladies Society of St. Patricks in Placerville.