Laura M. Hill was born to Gustav and Josephine Diebel on Nov. 14, 1926 and passed away on Aug. 11, 2016 at home surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Donald D. Hill.
She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Hill-Martindale; son, Raymond Hill; sister, Audien Horton; brothers, Gordon and Bob Diebel; special niece, Traci Childers and husband Rex; and her honorary grandchildren, Tristian, Terian, Alexandra, Nicholas, Michael and Michelle Childers.
She was a loving and caring person, devoted wife and mother, always thinking of others first.
Laura was a member of several clubs. She served in the order of the Amaranti for over 30 years. She was a member of the Panama and State of California Grange. She also worked with Job's Daughters, Bethel # 127, and volunteered with the 4-H and Guide Dogs for the Blind. She devoted her life to her husband, family and their ranch. She was an avid gardener who loved to sew and make formal gowns and dresses for anyone who needed them. She loved her flowers, especially her orchids. Visitation is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 18 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Graveside services will be Friday, Aug. 19 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Laura's family asks that you spend time with your children, take a walk on the beach with your loved ones, and make a toast to enduring friendships lifelong or beyond. This is what Laura would wish for.
DOUGHTY-CALHOUN-O'MEARA FUNERAL DIRECTORS
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