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Julia Marjorie Hill

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From page A2 | November 08, 2013 |

Julia Hill

Jan. 31, 1928 — Oct. 30, 2013

Gracefully passing from her place on earth, Julia Marjorie Hill died on Oct. 30, 2013, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born Jan. 31, 1928, at Long Beach Community Hospital, where she later had all four of her children. She is survived by her children, Christopher Hill of Carson City, Nev., Michael “Rocky” Hill of Sacramento, Calif., Cindy Holden of Oro Valley, Ariz., and Eric Hill of Placerville, Calif.; as well as 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Graduating Valedictorian of her class from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1945, Julia enrolled at Long Beach Community College, where she met her future husband, Charles Stuart Hill Jr. After tying the knot in August 1948, she dedicated her life to her family by traipsing all over multiple, small California communities, including Garden Grove, Hesperia, Summit Valley, Wrightwood and Big Pine, all in the spirit of helping to advance her husband’s teaching career.

Finally settling in Placerville in 1966, the Hill family found the place they would call home. For many years, Julia’s main focus was on raising her rambunctious children, who reveled in constantly keeping her on her toes. Her love for and commitment to her family was passed down through the generations as the Hill family continues to celebrate the holidays and special occasions together in the original Placerville family home. Nothing made Julia happier than when she was surrounded by those she loved.

After Julia’s children left the nest, she began working at the El Dorado County Library, retiring after more than 20 years of service. Her love of words began at a very young age, when she first realized that her name, Julia Dodge, used every vowel only once. She enjoyed passing the love of reading on to multiple generations, becoming known as the “Library Grandma” to many as she continued to volunteer her reading services for many years after her retirement.

As a woman of faith, Julia was a longtime member and benefactor of the Federated Church, contributing financially as well as dedicating numerous hours to making charitable contributions to her community. In addition to singing to her heart’s desire in the church choir, she belonged to the Federated Women’s Church group, attending monthly luncheons, organizing fun and fellowship activities and always being in charge of the quiz games — especially those involving words. She loved to participate in any community event that would promote awareness and provide for the needy, including a yearly walk to feed the hungry. When she wasn’t “saving the world through food or book,” she enjoyed attending musicals and plays and especially loved the opera.

Julia’s humble presence has influenced countless lives, for those who knew her, loved her. In her final days, countless visitors, cards and mementos surrounded her as a testament to the extraordinary woman that she was. When a teal sweater is folded and put away, or the words to “Amazing Grace” are softly hummed in front of a sink full of dishes, or a Liquid Amber tree turns to a deep crimson, know that Julia Hill is near.

“Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.”
— Anonymous

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