Thursday, March 28, 2013

2013 March 28th: Obituary for Richard A. Hill, DVM

Richard A. Hill, DVM
June 10, 1934 - March 22, 2013

Dr. Richard Allen Hill, D.V.M., passed away at his home in Ashland, Oregon, March 22, 2013.

Born in Klamath Falls June 10, 1934, Richard married Joan, his high school sweetheart July 26, 1953. After his mother’s death from polio in 1952, Richard left college at Oregon State University to farm with his father Ralph. He later farmed and ranched in Bonanza before he, Joan and the kids moved to Pullman Washington where Richard completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1969. After practicing a year in Hillsboro, Richard and family moved to Ashland where he practiced until his retirement in 2006. He treated animals large and small, wild and domestic, ostriches and emus.

An avid sportsman and conservationist, Richard hunted, fished, hiked, rafted, canoed throughout Oregon and the Northwest. In 2009 he joined his son’s family and all of the grandchildren for another Bowron camping adventure in British Columbia. Richard loved following high school sports and particularly the Ashland Grizzlies, and recently the Miami Heat with his daughter Lois.

He is survived by his wife Joan Gail Hill, Ashland, Oregon; brother Robert Hill, M.D. Bend, Oregon; sister Jeannie Arant, Klamath Falls, Oregon; children: Lois Ruth Hill, Weston Florida, Sharon K Hill, Portland, Russel Allen Hill and wife Jody, Walla Walla Washington; grandchildren Stephen Patrick Unger and Stephanie Joan Unger, Weston Florida, Ryan Anthony Hill and Miranda Jene Hill, Walla Walla Washington, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Daughter Susan Beth and parents Ralph and Lois Hill precede him in death.

Memorial service will be Saturday March 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Litwiller Funeral Home 1811 Ashland Street, Ashland Oregon, and officiated by his sister Jeannie Arant from Mt. Laki Presbyterian Church of Klamath Falls. A potluck Open House will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, family encourages donations to the Ashland High School Booster Club in Richard’s name, PO Box 121, Ashland, Oregon 97520.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, Joan, I am so, so sorry to hear this. I know you had mentioned a sense of the inevitable about to occur, in a past post, but I had no idea it would come about so soon. I know it is difficult, and I'm carrying you in my heart...praying...and hoping the bonds of family will enfold you and hold each other together through this time.

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  2. Joan I am so terribly sorry to hear of your dear husband's death. Sending you warm and caring thoughts to help you through this difficult time.

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  3. Sorry to hear of your husband's passing, Joan. I hope the years of happy memories will sustain you. I believe that hey are never gone while someone who has loved them lives on.
    God Bless, Chris a fellow blogger...

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  4. Joan, I am very sorry to hear of your recent loss. My thoughts are with you & your family.

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  5. Oh, dear. So very sorry to hear this, sending love and peace and hugs.

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  6. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

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  7. Dear Joan,

    I am so very sorry to hear of the death of your dear husband. May you and all the members of your family be buoyed by the happy memories of your life together.

    Jennifer

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  8. My deepest sympathies, Joan, to you and your family. You all are in my prayers and thoughts.

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  9. Dearest Joan, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord send his ministering angels to you to comfort and sustain you through this time. God Bless.

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  10. I'm so sorry, Joan. My thoughts are with you.

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  11. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, Joan. I will keep you and your late husband in my prayers. I hope you will be comforted in the weeks and months to come by happy memories of good times you shared together.

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  12. Joan ~ I am so so sorry to hear of your loss . . . please know my prayers and thoughts are with you.

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