Fred Hill

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Hill, Fred Calaway

Fred Calaway Hill, 92, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017 in Albuquerque.

A Celebration of Life gathering for Fred will be held on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 from noon to 2:00PM at the Edgewood Community Center (27 E Frontage Rd, Edgewood NM, 87105). A light lunch will be provided by the Chili Hills Restaurant. Join us share stories and photos and remember his life.

Fred was born in Venus, N.M. (north of Edgewood), on March 14, 1925 to Joe and Mae Madole Hill. He was raised in Edgewood and in downtown Albuquerque and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1943. Following high school Fred joined the United States Coast Guard and served as ship's cook. He married his high school sweetheart Betty Gloss on March 3rd, 1945 & then returned to Coast Guard service in the North Pacific.

Fred had a strong artistic gift and attended the Art Institute of Chicago before choosing a career as a home builder. He enjoyed a long career building custom homes throughout Albuquerque and Edgewood. Fred also enjoyed playing bridge with his high school buddies, Warren Wylie and Elwin Schaefer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters; J. Howard Hill, Lois Sievert, Don Hill, Alta Mae Jensen, Chester Hill, Maxine Hopping, and Kenneth Hill. His wife of 60 years, Betty Gloss Hill, passed away in 2005. He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Kayreen and Gordon Sargent of Tijeras, Kreg Hill and Bill Christensen of Palm Springs, California, and Karl Hill and Christina Lui of Boulder, Colorado, and by many other family members and friends. The family very much appreciates the loving care rendered by the caring staff at BeeHive Homes Assisted Living & Compassus Hospice.

Those wishing to sign Fred's guestbook may do so at his Celebration of Life gathering.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 19, 2017
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