Kurt Hilliard

Profile Updated: September 2, 2018
Class Year: 1976
Residing In: Billings, MT USA
Spouse/Partner: Cathy
Occupation: Service Writer for Spencer Fluid Power 1979
Children: Dustin 1982 graduated Billings COT and works for a contractor n Blgs-wife-Kim, 2 kids(yea for grandkids) More…Camron & Leah & their 2 dogs. Leah is 11 now and in 6th grade and Camron is 15 & sophomore at Skyview and looking to get his divers licsense and has bought his first vehicle already. Brandon 1984 graduated MSU 2007 with degree in Electrical Engineering. Interned last 2 summers of college in Casper, WY & Loveland, CO for US Bureau OF Reclamation. We spent those 2 summers moving him back & forth between those 2 cities & Bozeman. Went to work for US Bureau of Reclamation in Casper, WY out of college working on dams in that area. Brandon moved to Las Vegas June 2010 and worked as an electrical engineer at Hoover Dam and other dams in that area. He and Amy, classmate from Billings West, got married while living in LV in 2012, had Olivia in 2015, same birthdate as her cousin Camron. They have since moved back to Billings a couple years ago and have a new son Isaac born July 2018. Amy works as nurse at Billings Clinic Hospital. Brandon still works for USBOR.
Jessica 1987 went to college @ University of Montana(GO GRIZ!) for 3 yrs, moved to Casper, WY to live with her brother and work and some more college there. Jessy moved back home with her 2 dogs in Nov. 2010. she worked, went to MSU Billings, got her degree in Accounting in 2014. Went to work for Energy Lab. Got pregnant, had Grayson in 2012, got married & divorced, got pregnant with Cody and had Emberley who was born 2017. She & Cody just got married & in process of moving to Missoula.
Yes! Attending Reunion

I went to MSU-Billings COT for diesel mechanics in 1978 & graduated and went right to work for Yellowstone Hydraulics(now Spencer Fluid Power which is in the fluid power division of Applied Industrial Technologies)on March 1, 1979. Yep, almost 40 years. Boy, time flies when you"re having fun doesn't it. I worked in the pump dept. and then moved into the supervisor position for over 15 yrs where I had 8 guys working under me and 15-16 yrs ago moved out of the shop and into the office where I deal more with our customers as a service writer/advisor.
Met Cathy, as I worked with her dad and we married in 1981. We have 3 beautiful children that along with Cathy and the 6 grandkids (and grandpuppies) I love more than anything in the world. Cathy & I have the empty nest syndrome except for Martha our 6 yr old basset hound (who passed passed away in 2017 & now we have Mercedes, half Corgi & mini aussie)and when we watch the grandkids. We use to go to garage sales a lot but now we go to auctions and also to storage units where we bid on & hopefully purchase forclosed units. You wouldn't believe the stuff people leave in these units. We then keep what we want for ourselves & kids and friends and sell it outright or take stuff to be sold at the auctions we go to. Some goes to Goodwill or some charity and there is always a load to the dump and recycling center. If we are not doing that then we go camping & fishing and kayaking.
If you are ever in Billings look us up.
My mom, Ruby Hilliard passed away in Dec, 2010 after living here in Billings for 22 yrs after retiring from Postmaster in Oilmont. So we sure do miss her here.