Roy Hill Obituary – Klamath Falls, OR | Herald And News
Roy Milton Hill, a resident of Bonanza, died Sept. 8, 2015, at the age of 79. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Triad School, 2450 Summers Lane. O’Hair Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Roy was born at Klamath Agency on May 29, 1936, to Lawrence & Catherine Hill. He attended school in Chiloquin, during which time he worked the family ranch. Shortly after high school, he joined the Army and worked as a Medical Technician. He also trained jumping horses for the army and traveled with the Army team to competitions all over. In 1963, Roy married Frankie Challis in Carson City, Nev. The couple lived in Fallon, Nev., for two years before coming back to Oregon in 1965, continuing his life long career as a rancher and logger. He raised cattle and quarter horses on his ranch, and also worked at Weyerhaeuser for 30 years, and made many friends while logging. Roy was member of AQHA, International Woodworkers of America, Cattleman’s Association, several rodeo associations and the National Cutting Horse Association. He competed for many years in cutting horse competitions and also enjoyed helping children improve their skills in junior rodeo competitions. Roy roped and rodeoed all over the the northwest, and was also an avid hunter, and poker player. Roy is survived by his wife, Frankie Hill of Bonanza; sons and daughters-in-law, Skip and Robin Hill of Merrill, Monte and Debbie Hill of Klamath Falls, Barney and Becky Hill of Bonanza; special friends, Bob and Linda Miranda of Bonanza; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandson; sisters and brother-in-law, Alissa Hill of Hermiston, Carmen & Ronnie Hovey of Terrebonne; and numerous other extended family members and a large number of neighbors and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Lefty and Tillie Challis; two infant sisters; a son, Grady Hill; and granddaughter, Mandie Hill.