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.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Synopsis: 2013 March 10th

It's been about three weeks since I have posted anything on this blog.  Recovering from a really nasty break which necessitated a serious (and successful) surgery, a long recovery period, physical therapy appointments has been tough.  However the more devasating issue is my husband's deteriorating mental and physical health.  We have been a couple for 63 years, since we were 14 and 15, and now married almost 60 years.  A heartbreaking time.

So my friends who have followed me and filled me with words of encouragement, I look forward to the day when I am back blogging and reading the blogs of my dear friends.  Til then I will often think of you all and,  perhaps now and again, jot down a word or two.  Thank you for reading.

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