Edna Mae Hill

December 28, 1946 - January 15, 2024

Edna Mae Hill of Buckley, Washington, age 77, passed away peacefully in hospice care on January 15th, 2024 after a brief illness.
Born in Portland, Oregon December 28th, 1946 to Harvey and Mary (Alderson) Freeman, Edna was the eldest of nine children.
In 1969 she married Terry Hill and they moved to his family’s farm in Orovada, Nevada. Terry preceded her in death in 1998.
Edna was the proud mother of daughter Tamra, & son Eric.
She was also a motherly figure to may throughout her life, career, and community service.
While living in Orovada, she worked for the school district and served as the 4-H community leader for many years before later moving to Winnemucca and working at the juvenile detention center. Her dedication to the 4-H program is legendary.
She organized heaps of fun and educational activities along with field trips, plays, and fundraisers all while passing on her skills as an artist, crafter and baker.
After retiring in 2001, Edna lived in Fairbanks, Alaska and more recently in the Enumclaw, Washington area.
She was active in the senior communities in both places and especially enjoyed baking for her friends and neighbors.
Edna loved phone calls from her grand kids, crafting for bazaars with her sisters, sewing while listening to an astonishing number of audio books, playing bingo and making “Gram’s Jams” which she gifted to many.
She is fondly remembered as a strong-willed, generous and caring soul and is dearly missed.
She is survived by her children Tamra (Doug) Jones and Eric (Erin) Hill, grandchildren Christopher (Mercedes) Shephard, Justin Hill, Allexander (Yvonne) Shephard, Danniel (Stacy) Shephard, Courtney Hill and Andrew Hill, siblings Laura (Michael) Witt, Audrey (Kris) Hancock and Cindy (Dennis) Buckmeyer along with twelve great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Edna often reminisced about times she spent exploring and enjoying the beaches of the Pacific Northwest.
A celebration of her life will be held at the coast this coming summer, details to be determined.