George Ray Hill, 89, died March 3, 2012 at home. A retired Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Hill was born in Autaugaville, Alabama on September 12, 1922. Chief Hill served in WWII where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, then continued service to his country in uniform for over 30 years, retiring in 1973. He married Mary Theresa Tarzanin on August 27, 1948 in Montgomery, Alabama.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters: Theresa C. Sandoval (Conrad T. Sandoval) and Janice Morales-Hill (Luis O. Morales); half-brother, Charlie; granddaughters: Karin and Marla; and great-grandchildren: Bailey, Andrew and namesake, George Oliver.
A service of remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. on March 7, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard. Visitation will start one hour prior to the service. A small reception will follow the service at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 South Union Boulevard.
Memorial donations may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-3624.