BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Lucille Marie Colling Hill, 89, died Thursday (Aug. 11, 2005) at Grace Alzheimer's Home in Bellevue, Wash.
She was born on April 16, 1916, the first of nine children born to Louis and Susan Colling at their home in Red Willow County. After high school graduation she became a school teacher, teaching in a one-room school house. She then spent 27 years working in a hospital.
She married Everett Hill on June 1, 1939, in McCook. In 1941 they moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and remained there for more than 50 years.
She was involved with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, St. Ann's Church choir, St. Rose's Guild, The Altar Society, the Bonners' Visitor Center, the Senior Center, was a leader for 4-H and held various officer positions with the Valley View PTA.
She was preceded in death by her husband Everett Hill; son, Jerry Lee Hill; her parents, two brothers, Bernard and Donald; and a sister, Mildred Stratman.
She is survived by four children; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Harold Colling of Wichita, Kan., George and wife, Goldie Colling of Augusta, Kan., Deloris Clifton of McCook, Margene and husband, Gene Malleck, also of McCook and Joseph and wife, Bernadine Colling of La Crosse, Wis.
Funeral Mass will be at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, on Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Memorials are being accepted in her name at the Alzheimer's Society or the Cancer Society.