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William “Bill” Howard Hill (1935-2020)

William H. “Bill” Hill departed this life on December 29th, 2020 in Bullhead City, Arizona. He will be deeply missed by his family and the community he grew close with over the years.
Born March 25, 1935, Bill Hill grew up in the Seattle area and returned after his time in the Navy to begin his life as an entrepreneur and businessman. He invented, created successful businesses, and owned/co-owned and raced thoroughbred horses with his brother and trainer, Jim.
On August 23rd, 1958, Bill married the love of his life, Mary, with whom he would spend 48 beautiful years. They had two children, Steve and Rachelle, that they would raise on “the farm” in Kent, WA. In 1970, they moved their Port-a-Room manufacturing business to Tucson, Arizona and lived there until Bill’s retirement in 1978. In 1980, Bill and Mary moved to Bullhead City and quickly became engrained in the community. His love for golf drew him to Chaparral Country Club, where they would gain many lifelong friends.
In 1981, Bill and Jim began Hill Brothers Dodge Chrysler Plymouth in Mohave County. In the late 80s, Bill sold the dealership and started the iconic used car dealership in Ft. Mohave, Hill Brothers Auto Sales. Bill stayed in the dealership until his “official” retirement in 2018.
As a pillar of the community he loved, Bill will be remembered for his generosity, contagious laugh, and big personality. He always loved to brighten people’s day with jokes and his positive attitude. He followed in his parents’ footsteps writing poetry and loving music. Bill loved his children, grandchildren, and family. One of the things they will remember most is his storytelling ability that left them rolling on the floor in laughter.
Bill is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary, his best friend and brother, Jim Hill, and parents, Howard H. Hill and Eleanor B. Nordstrom Hill, and sister-in-law, Lavonne Hill.
He is survived by his children, Steve (Robin) and Rachelle, grandchildren, Kristina (Brian) Hennessy, Misty Payne, Steve Hill Jr (Samantha), Chase Hill (Sierra), Ty Hill, and Cade Hill, as well as his great grandchildren. The family would like to express our extreme gratitude to Beacon of Hope Hospice and Joshua Springs Senior Living for going above and beyond in the care of our father.
Services will be held on Friday, January 15, 11 AM at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Bullhead City, where he was a member. Reception to follow at Chaparral Country Club. He will be laid to rest next to his wife Mary at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane, WA.

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