Nathan James Hilman | obituaries

Nathan James Hilman (Nate) was born on December 21, 1967, in Portland, Oregon, to Clint and Judy Hilman. He passed away on December 16, 2022, in Vancouver, Washington.

He spent his primary school years and first years of high school in Goldendale before the family moved to Gresham, Oregon.

Nate graduated from Eagle Creek Academy in 1986. As a bright young man who enjoyed the thrill of discovery, he turned his love of creative arts and photography into a successful part-time business after graduation. In 2002, Nate completed his college education at Warner Pacific with a degree in Human Development. With a heart for seeing young people find their creative spark, Nate used his education to teach photography to high school students from 1999 to 2005.

Friends and family will remember Nate for his ability to tell a captivating story. His creativity, humor, and wit will live on in memory, as will his love of great cinema, all things Tolkien, Ansel Adams, and only the funniest greeting cards.

Nate is survived by his mother, Judy Hilman; his sister Karina Gomez; brother-in-law Alejandro Gomez; nieces, Oksana and Annika Gomez; his former wife, Julie Duncan; his daughter, Jana Arts; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services were held on January 14 at Layne’s Funeral Home in Battle Ground, Washington.

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