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Glenn Hicks

Glenn Hicks

ROCKVALE — Glenn Milton Hicks, 60, passed away early April 5, 2011 at home.

He was born on March 27, 1951, in Boise, Idaho, to Marjorie and Jim Hicks. He was the first born of six children. He attended schools in Idaho, graduating from Idaho Falls High in 1970. After high school, he moved to Livingston, where he worked at Brand S for the next 17 years.

In 1987, he moved to Park City and began working at Montana Rail Link. In 1988, he met the love of his life, Carol. They were married May 21, 1989. Together, they raised Carol's sons, Josh, Owen and Adam, and also their own son, Tayler. He worked for the next 24 years at Montana Rail Link as an engineer and was looking forward to his retirement.

Glenn's passion in life was falconry. He hunted with many birds starting at the age of 9. He was a member of Montana Falconer's Association and was a master falconer. He was known to many as "Bird Man."

Glenn enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing, camping and traveling in his Toyotas. There were no limits to where his Toyotas could take him.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Brent.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter, Kimberly (Matt) Bierer, Stevensville; his sons, Josh (Diana) Vogel, Billings, Owen Vogel, Billings, Adam (Desiree) Vogel, Richland, and Tayler Hicks, Billings; and his brothers, Brad (Nicki) Hicks, Livingston, Garry (Karen) Hicks, Helena, Scott (Linda) Hicks, Helena; and sister Holly (Jim) Dorsey, Boise; and six grandkids; numerous nieces and nephews; and his two birds and three dogs.

He will be truly missed by all of his friends and family as he was the life of the party, whether he knew it or not. We love you, Glenn. Fly High.

Memorials may be made to the Peregrine Fund of Boise or the charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel in Laurel on Monday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

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