Kenneth Richard Hildreth, 79, former Cadiz resident, died Friday, Sept. 24, from the Kaiser Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, after a long battle of cancer. Family was at his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Dola and Thelma.

After graduating from Cadiz High School in 1949, he entered the US Navy June 7, 1949 to March 26, 1953. He was in the US Navy’s Electronics Training program at Great lakes, IL. After his enlistment, he entered Ohio State University for his Electronic Engineering training and graduated in 1959. Upon graduation he joined Rockwell International’s (RI) Autonetics Division in Downy, California.

He chose to be cremated and there will not be any immediate services.

The full obituary will appear in the October 9, 2010 edition of the Harrison News-Herald.