Jerry Ray Hill died in his home in Front Royal on Thursday, June 7, 2012.
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Mr. Hill was born on March 18, 1939 to Marian Pauline and Ralph W. Hill in Sedan, Kansas. Jerry's father eventually moved the family to Colorado where Jerry spent the remainder of his childhood and young adulthood. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Jerry served in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Germany and Japan.
In 1966 Jerry began his career as a civil servant via an intern program within the Denver office of the U. S. Civil Service Commission. Two years later he was transferred to headquarters in Washington, D.C. There he met Mary Kathryn Showers. Mary and Jerry married in 1973.
In 1994 both Mary and Jerry retired from the Federal Government and returned to Front Royal, Mary Kathryn's birthplace. But their dream of a long and active retirement was shattered when Mary died unexpectedly in July 1996.
Jerry is survived by his sister-in-law Barbara Gail Bisson of Front Royal.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 oáclock on Wednesday, June 13, in the chapel at Shenandoah Memorial Park, 1270 Front Royal Pike, Winchester.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from June 10 to June 11, 2012