Geraldine Gwen Hill
Geri Hill died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Sonora after a brief battle with cancer. She was 68.
Mrs. Hill was born on Dec. 2, 1944, in Albuquerque, N.M., and she lived with her parents, Una and Viola Casey, in Oregon prior to moving to the Santa Cruz area, where she attended Santa Cruz High School. While attending Cabrillo Jr. College, she met her future husband when they both performed in a production of South Pacific.
Mrs. Hill moved to Arnold in 1979 where she and Joe raised their four children. She loved books, writing and spending time with her eight grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Joe Hill, and their children; daughter Kim Turner of Bealeton, Va.; son Joe Hill II of Henderson, Nev.; daughter Kandy Rakoncza of La Grange; and son Daniel Hill of Arnold. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Eugene and Frank Casey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Arnold Branch of the Calaveras County Library.
A memorial honoring her life will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Chapel in the Pines in Arnold.