William M. Hill Jr


TORRINGTON – Memorial services for William M. Hill Jr, 96, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Matt Gordon officiating. 

Bill died Nov. 12, 2019, at Goshen Healthcare Community and cremation has taken place. His ashes will be scattered near their cabin at Laramie Peak. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Congregational Church or Waggin’ Tails Animal Shelter. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Bill was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Wheatland, the son of William and Ida (Parker) Hill Sr. After graduating high school, he entered the U.S. Marine Corp and served in the Pacific during World War II. 

He married Willa Mae Richardson on May 17, 1947, in Torrington. They lived in Fort Laramie for seven years and he started work as a technician for the Amoco Pipeline there. They moved to Lingle, where they lived for 12 years before moving to a farm between Lingle and Fort Laramie. 

They lived there for 25 years. After working for Amoco for 34 years Bill retired in 1981 and in 1995 they moved to Torrington. He entered Goshen Healthcare Community in 2018.

Bill loved spending time with his family. Bill and Willa had a wonderful life together for the last 72 years. They enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening (vegetables), hunting, bowling, playing cards and going to the cabin at Laramie Peak. 

Bill was a member of the American Legion Post No. 63 in Lingle, a member of the First Congregational Church and a past member of the Cottonwood Country Club.

Bill is survived by his wife, Willa Mae Hill of Torrington; two sons, Don (Barb) Hill of Torrington and Robert (Pat) Hill of Friendswood, Texas; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Hill; three brothers, Frank Hill, Robert Hill and John Hill; and three sisters, Mary Anderson, Ruth Baker and Edith Reynolds.

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