Jewell Muriel (Miller) Hill, 88, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 peacefully at her home in Soldiers Grove. Her care during the past several years was lovingly provided by her daughter Joyce, who was aided recently by Vernon Memorial Hospice of Viroqua.
Jewell was born January 26, 1925 in Marshfield the daughter of Louis and Violantha (Komers) Miller. On November 1, 1952 she married Grant Hill, Jr. in Chicago, Illinois. Above all else, a devoted wife and mother, Jewell also enjoyed reading, camping, needlework, and travelling to new places. Her travels took her from Alaska to Mexico, the Atlantic to the Pacific, much of Canada and the Yukon Territory, and wonderful visits Australia and New Zealand, and a Caribbean cruise, hot air balloon ride, and brief motorcycle ride. Prior to Grant's retirement in 1989, life together led them to homes in many different parts of county including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, and Utah.
Those left to cherish her memory include sons: Larry (Rita) Hill, Howard (Jackie) Hill, Rodney (Denise) Hill, daughters: Joyce (Richard) Clark, Marcia (Jeff) Horsley; grandchildren: Amy (Paul) Smith, Andrea (Aaron) Amundsen, Amber and Dylan Hill, Brandi and Thomas Hill, and Jessica, Caleb, and Jacob Horsley; great-grandchildren Drake, Andre, Jacob, Ava, and Henry.
Jewell was preceded in death by her parents, husband of over 49 years, brothers Randall and Jerry Miller.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM at the Soldiers Grove Church of Christ, 101 Railway Ave., Soldiers Grove. Friends may call at the church from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vernon Memorial Hospital Hospice, 507 S. Main St., Viroqua, WI 54665, or to a local Hospice or charity of choice.
The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service of Richland Center is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences can be made at prattfuneralservice.com.