Katherine P. Hill

Katherine P. Hill, 94, a resident of Williston for 49 years, died April 30, 2012 at Fletcher Allen Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born in 1917 in North Danville, Vt., to Clarence and Josephine Barrett, one of 15 children. Her early years were spent in St. Johnsbury, Vt., where she attended school and worked at Maple Grove. She married Charles T. Hill in 1946 and enjoyed all of their 66 years together. Her family was most important to her, and she always put their needs before hers. Besides living in St. Johnsbury, they lived in North Haverhill, N.H., and North Perry, Ohio before returning with their three children to Williston in 1963. She was a member of the Federated Church in Williston.

Survivors include: her husband, Charles Hill of Williston; daughter Kathy Root of Orleans, Neb.; son Rodney Hill and his wife, Priscilla, of Shelburne; daughter Deborah Hill of Williston; granddaughter Abby Armell, her husband, Justin, and their son, Liam, of Shelburne; and granddaughter Emily Hill of Shelburne. She is also survived by three brothers and one sister, a sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers and eight sisters. A graveside funeral was held on May 5, 2012 at the Grove Cemetery in East St. Johnsbury with the Rev. Jay Sprout officiating.

Donations made in her memory may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495.