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Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Hill

August 9, 1924 ~ August 27, 2017 (age 93)

Obituary for Elizabeth (Betty) J. Hill


Her mother and her mother’s mother both lived to be 93, so of course, Betty J. Hill very much intended to live to be 93.  She met this goal, as she did most goals over the course of her long life.  Born to Jane Goozen Allen and Lynn D. Allen in Oak Park Illinois in 1924, Betty died peacefully, surrounded by family on August 27, 2017 at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community after a very brief illness related to cancer.


Betty received her nurse’s training from 1942 - 1945 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago, and in 1948 she married William A. Hill, a much-loved high school and college teacher who focused on science, math, and physics and who died in 2006.  Betty worked as a registered nurse at Naperville’s Edward Hospital and in a private medical practice until 1984.  She took time out from her career to raise her family, of which she was very proud.  She is survived by daughter Nancy H. Allen (James F. Williams, II) of Louisville, Colorado, son David A. Hill (Connie) of Wheaton Illinois, and daughter Peggy L. Hill (Julie Coy) of Denver, Colorado, by her granddaughters Audrey Williams, Kristen Lawson, and Jenna Moretti, as well as sister-in-law Barbara Allen, nieces Janice Allen and Susan Tippets and nephew Steven Allen. Betty was predeceased by her parents and her brother Robert Allen. 


Betty lived in Naperville, Illinois for 64 years, and enjoyed traveling with her husband and family, including road trips during which Betty practiced travel photography.  She volunteered for 9 years with the Naperville Community Radio Watch, helping the Naperville Police keep the community she loved safe.  After Bill’s death, she moved into the River Place condominium complex in Naperville, and was very active there, serving as an elected director on the board, editor of Meanderings, the condo newsletter, and organized a good number of social activities for residents.  She took up sculpture and other arts and crafts, following in the footsteps of her mother.  When Betty relocated to an independent living apartment at Boulder’s Frasier Meadows Retirement Community, she was very active there, serving on Resident Council, taking meeting minutes, organizing community activities including word and board game groups, and participating in many more programs.  Her family and friends will long remember her forceful nature, strong opinions, willingness to build community, generous spirit, love of fun, loyalty to friends and family, independence, ability to organize anything, "hospital" humor and colorful stories.  She was loved, and will be deeply missed.  There will be no formal memorial service and in lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor her memory may contribute gifts to Frasier Meadows Retirement Community or to TRU Hospice via those websites

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