Born: 12 Aug 1923
Died: 6 Jul 2007
At the age of: 83
Spouse: Helen Nielson Hitt, Bonnie Jean Clark Hitt
HEYBURN – Shirley “Shirl” Brown Hitt, an 83-year-old resident of Heyburn, and a former longtime resident of Malta, died Friday, July 6, 2007, at his home.
Shirl was the son of James Russell and Martha Jane Hutch-ison Hitt, born on Aug. 12, 1923, in Malta, Idaho, where he resided for more than 59 years as a horseman, cattleman and rancher.
He married Helen Nielson on Sept. 3, 1981, in Elko, Nev., and she preceded him in death. He then married Bonnie Jean Clark on March 19, 2002, in Heyburn, and they have had five wonderful years together.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Heyburn; five stepchildren, Keith (Bertie) Nielson of Blackfoot, Gary (Utana) Nielson of Boise, Allen (Otillia) Clark of Burley, David (Charline) Clark of Heyburn and Joann Jiree (Johnny) Jackson of Burley; nine nieces and nephews, Howard (Mary Ellen) Hitt, Richard (Suann) Hitt, Julie Hitt Kress, James (Linda) Roberts, Gale (Joyce) Roberts, Larry Roberts, Lana (Kent) Kerri, Janet (Mike) Ellenburger and Debbie (Tom) Mong; and 19 step-grandchildren.
In addition to his first wife, Helen, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Grant Hitt and William W. Hitt; one sister, Frances Roberts; and a stepson, Dale Nielson.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Malta LDS 1st and 2nd Ward Church with Kay Catmull officiating. Burial will be in Valley Vu Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church.