|Richard A. Hill, DVM|
June 10, 1934 - 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.