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Rebecca (Hobbs) Hill(1926 - 2013)

Rebecca Hobbs Hill, 86, passed away February 19, 2013, at the Clough Center Nursing Home. Becky was a resident of New London from 1954 until 2013.

Becky was born September 18, 1926, in Waterboro, Maine, and graduated from Waterboro High School in 1944. She received her Bachelor of Science in Commercial Education at Boston University in 1948. After graduation, she taught business education at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt., from 1948 to 1950.

On August 5, 1950, she married her high school sweetheart, Carl Denman Hill, also of Waterboro, Maine. Together they taught from 1950 to 1954 at Leland and Gray Seminary, Townshend, Vt.

In 1954, Becky and Carl moved to New London. Becky's passions were her husband, Carl, her children, Robert, Heidi, and Richard, her church, family, friends, and her community.

Becky worked at the First Baptist Church as the Church Secretary, and she served on the Christian Education Committee and was a Sunday school teacher. Community Service included serving as Collector of the New London Water Precinct for several years and serving as Secretary for the Board of Directors at the New London Hospital. Becky gave back to others as a Hospice Volunteer.

She combined her business education skills teaching courses in typing, shorthand, and bookkeeping. Becky was a self-starter and entrepreneur creating a home-business "Hill's Secretarial Service" giving local businesses in the area faithful service.

She is survived by her three children, Robert (Sharon) of West Palm Beach, Fla., Heidi Hill Tobin (Richard Toohey) of Griesheim, Germany, and Richard (Mary Frances) and grandchildren (Alex and Abby) of Lawrenceville, N.J.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, of New London, and her parents, Elmer Hamilton Hobbs and Natalie Knight Hobbs, of Waterboro, Maine.

Memorial donations may be made to Carl Hill Scholarship Fund, Kearsarge Regional High School, Attn: Betsy Anderson, North Sutton, NH 03260 or to the New London Outing Club in New London, NH 03257.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hobbs Funeral Home of South Portland, Maine.

A gathering to celebrate and honor Becky's life will be held this Summer in New London and Waterboro, Maine.

Becky would like to be remembered as a homemaker – a good sport – and best friend and wife of Carl Hill!

Published in The Concord Monitor from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2013
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