In Memoriam : Ruth Hill

Ruth Hill Ruth Walker Hill - age: 92
(September 19, 1920 to October 05, 2012 )
Resident of Westbrook, Maine

Visitation Information:
Visiting Hours will be on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 5-7 PM at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts. 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills). A funeral service officiated by Rev. Karen Christensen will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM at the First Congregational Church of Buxton (Tory Hill Meetinghouse). Burial will follow in South Buxton Cemetery, beside her husband.

Obituary:
WESTBROOK - Ruth Walker Hill, 92, passed away on Oct. 5, 2012 at the Springbrook Center nursing home.
She was born in West Gorham and graduated from Gorham High School, Gorham Normal School and the
University of Maine at Gorham. She taught school in Raleigh, Massachusetts before marrying her
college sweetheart, Owen F. (Hoot) Hill, in 1943. They honeymooned in New York City, flying there in an
airplane with blackout curtains because of the war.
Ruth moved many times as a result of her husband’s military assignments, his post graduate studies
after the war and his career as a school business administrator. She made wonderful homes for her
family in Maine, Connecticut, Washington, New York and Indiana. In retirement Ruth and Hoot split
their time between her family’s farm in North Berwick and Florida. They worked together restoring their
1832 farmhouse and enjoyed many travels in the United States and abroad before Hoot’s death in 2007.
Ruth was always generous with her time and volunteered in many organizations and as an
enrichment teacher for disadvantaged children. She was an officer of the Y.W.C.A. in New Britain,
Connecticut and in the Congregational Church Women’s Club in Manhasset, New York. She was a
member of two P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) chapters: AW, Manhasset , New York
and E, Kennebunk, Maine, and she belonged to the Philomath Club, the Historical Society and the First
Congregational Church in North Berwick. She enjoyed cooking, painting, stenciling, sewing, quilting and
antiquing. Most of all she loved her family and was known by all who knew her for her extremely kind
and caring heart.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Hill O’Bannon and son-in-law Kenneth O’Bannon of Dumfries,
Virginia; son Hugh Hill, daughter-in-law Nancy Mabon Hill and grandson Owen Thomas Hill of Portland;
her sister-in-law Norma Walker Allen of West Gorham and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces,
grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Visiting Hours will be on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 5-7 PM at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts. 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills). A funeral service officiated by Rev. Karen Christensen will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM at the First Congregational Church of Buxton (Tory Hill Meetinghouse). Burial will follow in South Buxton Cemetery, beside her husband. www.DCPate.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Congregational Church of Buxton (Tory Hill Meetinghouse), PO BOX 37, Bar Mills, Maine 04004.





    
 





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