Barbara Leonn Hilty, 88, of Holbrook passed away in Payson on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. She was born on July 10, 1929, in Springerville to Buck and Delora Simpson. Barbara grew up in Nutrioso. After she graduated she moved to Holbrook where she worked at a local café. While working, she met her husband, George Hilty when he stopped for dinner as he was passing through town. She later moved to California and married George. They raised their family in Covina, Calif. Barbara was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. After George retired, they relocated to Holbrook to be close to Barbara’s family.
Barbara is survived by her three sons, Scotty Hilty of Holbrook, Rob Hilty of Holbrook, Bruce (Christine) Hilty of Pamona, Calif.; sister, Phyllis Fischer of Holbrook; brothers, Lawrence (Joy) Simpson of Holbrook and Mike Simpson of Show Low; grandchildren, Chris Barnes of Phoenix; and Brea Lewis of Holbrook; grandchildren, Kaylee and Aiden Barnes of Phoenix and Shane McGraw of Mesa; and many more relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hilty; daughter, Becky Simpson; brothers, Billy Simpson and George Simpson; and her father and mother, Buck and Delora Simpson.
She will be dearly missed.