Marjorie Louise Hill

Marjorie Louise Hill

Marjorie "Marj" Louise Hill

1924-2007 "....'til I fade away from pure joy." Marjorie L. Hill, born June 1, 1924 to Andrew C. Dunn and Cecelia (Shulte) Dunn in Duluth, Minn.

During WWII, her brother, Bob, introduced Marj to a friend of his who turned out to be the love of her life, Robert L. Hill (also Bob). They were married on May 14, 1944 in Gulfport, Miss. before Bob got shipped out back to the Air Force. (It should be noted that Mr. Hill had aquired enough money for an engagement and a wedding ring from a strikingly rich poker hand.)

Marj and Bob were parents to five children: Diane (Greg) Moore of Westminster, Colo.; Robert Jr. (Becky) of Amarillo, Texas; Fletcher (Jo Etta) of La Veta, Colo.; James (Glenna) of Denver, Colo.; and Megan Hill of Medford, Ore.

Marj was active in many activities, from catering and cake decorating to silversmithing and wood carving.

In Denver, she belonged to the Mile Hi Rock & Mineral Society (RAMS), and once retired moved to Medford, Oregon where she played an active role in the Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society, through the years being President, Vice-Pres., Treasurer, and Secretary as well as being in charge of putting on rock shows and displays at the Crater Rock Museum in Central Point.

Marj had over 5500 volunteer hours attributed to her at Providence Hospital in Medford. She had hung up her blue-green volunteer's jacket just one month before her death.

All those who met Marj were impressed with her humor, sharp mind and welcoming food. No one was a stranger who ate at our table. Besides her children, Mrs. Hill is survived by five grandchildren, Erin and John Moore, Cassidy Hara, Diane Hill and Amhara Hill. She also had two great-grands, Cheyanne and Victor.

She is also survived by her brother David (Lucille) Dunn of Phoenix, Ore.; niece Kathy Dunn of Ashland and nephew Steven Dunn, citizen of the world.

Marj was preceded in death by her husband Robert; sisters Rosemary, Elizabeth and Myra; and brothers George, Andrew and Robert. There are many, many surviving nieces and nephews and greats and grands.

Mother always said that she would leave enough money so that we could throw a big party for her. So, at a date to be announced later, we will do just that, and invite all friends and family to join in.

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