Mary E. Hill(1916 - 2013)

Gold Hill, Or

Mary E. Hill

Mary Hill, known and loved by a generation of El Sausal students and staff as "Grandma", passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in Gold Hill, OR. She was just weeks short of her 97th birthday. While Mary spend some years at home raising children and some years working at other jobs, it was during the 23 years from 1970 to 1993 she spent working at El Sausal that many of of us came to know and love her. Mary had a heart as big as the sky. Her kindness and warmth and humor were a joy for those of us who went to school there or who worked there. We old Spartans bid a fond goodbye to a great lady. Hats off for Grandma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil and her daughter, Ellen.

She is survived by her son, Forrest (Cam) Hill; daughter, Gloria (Scott) Eilefson; son-in-law, Jim Mathis; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Published in The Salinas Californian on Jan. 23, 2013