Linda Hill

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Beloved Longtime Alaska resident, Linda Anne Hill, 72 passed away unexpectedly April 4, 2012 in Anchorage. At her request, a private family prayer was held, given by Father Norman H.V. Elliott on April 5th at Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

Linda was born May 19, 1939, to Anne Elizabeth and Leonard Elwood Wheeler II in Pennsylvania. She enjoyed quality time with family growing up in Rutherford Acres until moving with her family to Cordova, Alaska in 1952.

Linda graduated from Cordova High School. She participated in many school activities and developed lifelong friendships with everyone she knew.

Linda was a dedicated Episcopalian, marrying Donald Clinton Hill September 29, 1962, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Anchorage. Moving back to Cordova in 1974 until 1986, Linda raised her children Rob, Sandy and Wendy, surrounded with close family and friends, in a special community. Linda, known by many as "Mummers", invited everyone into her home with open arms.

Starting her career with the Forest Service in Cordova, Linda retired from the Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Anchorage in 2004.

After retiring, Linda amazed us with her endless strength. She would be outside until the sun went down, and in the summer, that's a long day. With too many great memories to mention, her wisdom, compassion and respect for everyone will always be with us. Not to mention all the special holidays and awesome potato salad and fried chicken.

Her trip to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyards was a special time in her life to spend with family. She lived her life dream of visiting many of famous places, artists, lighthouses and communities she always held in a special place in heart.

Linda is survived by her children, Rob Hill and Sandy Hill; Wendy and son in law David Phillips, all of Anchorage; Brothers John Wheeler of Redding, CA; David Wheeler of Cordova, AK; many nieces and nephews; very dear friends and cherished Godmother Marion Nippell of Anchorage, AK.

Linda is preceded in death by her Mother Anne Wheeler; Father Leonard Wheeler II; Brother Leonard Wheeler III, and Donald C. Hill.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2012