Barbara Dodd Hylton
Barbara Dodd Hylton
  • October 16, 1938 - May 14, 2017
  • Carmel, California

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Barbara Dodd (Bobbi) Hylton of Carmel, CA passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on May 14th from complications of leukemia, after courageously and gracefully battling the disease.

Born in Virginia, she attended and graduated from The Johnston Willis School of Nursing in Richmond, VA. She and a close friend then moved to San Francisco, CA where Bobbi worked in Pediatrics at St. Luke's Hospital.

It was in San Francisco Bobbi met and married the love of her life, Robert R. Hylton, M.D. Shortly after marriage they moved to Chalfont St. Peter near London, England for her husband's Air Force assignment. They were next stationed in Washington, DC. After two years there, they moved to Billings, MT where they lived for 35 years until they retired in Carmel, CA.

Bobbi loved to travel, taking several hiking and culinary school trips to France, Italy and England. She was planning to visit France again and enjoyed studying French with the Carmel Adult School.

Bobbi was a Cordon Bleu-trained gourmet cook, a skier, and an avid hiker and gardener. She took a number of courses at the Yellowstone (National Park) Institute to indulge in her love of the outdoors and wildlife.

After raising her two children, Bobbi worked at Planned Parenthood, a job which she loved and of which she was very proud. In addition, she was a docent at the Yellowstone Art Museum, she served on the Youth Court Conference Committee, on the Fine Arts Council of the University of Montana, the Fox Theater Committee, the American Lutheran Building Committee and was currently on the National Advisory Council of the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming. Bobbi was also a Member of the AAUW, the PEO, and the Historic Garden League.

Bobbi is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert R. Hylton, M.D., her son Robert (Julie) Hylton II, her daughter Elizabeth (Ken) Woo, niece Carmen Grossi, granddaughter Morgan Hylton, grandsons Robert Hylton III, Warren Woo, Connor Woo, Tanner Woo and great nephews Vincent and Jack Costigan.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Virginia and Charles Dodd, her brother Danny Dodd and her sister Charlene Dodd.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Barbara Hylton's memory to one of the following charities: The Brinton Museum, 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn, WY 82833; Planned Parenthood of Montana, 2525 4th Avenue, Ste. 201, Billings, MT 59101; Historic Garden League, 210 Olivier St., Monterey, CA, 93940.

Arrangements under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, CA.