Passed away at home on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at the age of 54. Born and raised in Santa Rosa, she is the beloved mother of Shanelle Hill and Marques Hill; loving daughter of Elizabeth Pelm and the late Oleg Pelm; adored grandmother of Aliyah Rickert, Natalie Rickert, Kenneth Rickert, Jordan Reis and Patience Hill; and Tasha Prue and Jeremy Reis. Natalie was raised in the Russian Orthodox Church. She was, and will always be remembered, as an extraordinary woman, whose selfless-ness was her biggest attribute. Family was the center of her life, with her favorite hobby listed as "loving her grandchildren." Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Rosa Memorial Park Cemetery, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730
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Published in the Press Democrat from Dec. 29, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013