Linda Hill, 1947 – 2002 |

Linda Hill, 1947 – 2002

Daily Staff Report
Special to the DailyWhat gave Linda Hill of Gypsum the most joy in the last years of her life, family members say, was her 10 grandchildren. Here she plays with Madaket Lynn Mires, daughter of Jim and Nancy Mires of Avon.

Born in Orange, Texas, on Aug. 3, 1947, to Alfred David Mayo and Sarah Pauline Wilson, and a lifelong resident there, she recently moved to Colorado.

Friends and family members said Linda was well-known as a giving person who enjoyed the outdoors. She loved to sew and was very creative, she loved nature and taking outdoor photos, they said, but most of all she loved all of her beautiful grandchildren, who gave her great joy in the last years of her life.

She will be tearfully missed by many, they said, even though they know she is at peace.

She was preceded in death by: her first husband of 10 years, Jerry Lynn Mires; her second husband of 24 years, Henry Bruce Hill; her dad, Alfred David Mayo; and her step-dad, R. G. “Buddy” Roberts.

She is survived by: her children David Mires, Jim and Nancy Mires, and Rob Mires, all of Edwards; stepsons Bart Franklin of Austin, Texas, and Colin Hill of Little Rock, Ark., stepdaughters Debbie Franklin Green of Houston and Samantha Bednarski of Austin; her mother, Sarah Pauline Roberts of Orange; brothers Terry Lee Mayo of Houston and Randy Roberts of Orange; sister Shelda Jean Waters of League City, Texas, and stepsister Charlotte Ely of Abeline, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a gathering of family and friends today at 6 p.m. at 3045 Wildridge Rd. There also will also be a lunch and memorial service Saturday at 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Orange.

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