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Everett Hill

Everett Hill obit photoEverett Hill, age 87, of Huron, died Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at the Huron Regional Medical Center. His funeral service was 10:30 AM Saturday, November 18th, at the Huron Christian Church, with the Rev. Al Wager officiating. Burial was 2:00 PM in the GAR Cemetery in Miller, with military rites by the Miller American Legion.

Everett Earl Hill was born on March 11, 1919, at Highmore, South Dakota to George W. and Mary (Hooker) Hill. He received his education at Ree Heights, and joined the US Navy in 1942, serving at Woodby Island, WA; the Hawaiian Islands; and on the USS Kadashan Bay Aircraft Carrier.

Everett and Vivian Jeanne Stingley were married December 5, 1946, at Highmore, South Dakota, while Everett was home on leave from the Navy. After being discharged from the Navy in 1947, they returned to Highmore, where Everett was employed by McLaughlin Furniture Company. They lived briefly in Tracy, Minnesota. In 1955 they moved to Pierre; Everett worked for Brooks Furniture for a few years, and later worked for Dick's Linoleum as a carpet and tile installer. Everett semi-retired in 1982, and started his own flooring installation business. In the summer of 2002, they moved to Huron.

Everett was a life member of the Pierre Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, and a member of the Huron Christian Church. He committed his life to Christ, and was baptized on Fathers' Day June, 1978. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, was a Minnesota Twins fan, and an avid cribbage player.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his four brothers, Lloyd, Orville, LeRoy, and Frank Hill.

Everett is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne, of Huron; two sons, Harvey Hill, of Pierre, and Terry (Delia) Hill, of Glendale, Arizona; two daughters, Georgia (Terry) Fraker, of Brandon, and Barbara (Steve) Woockman, of Huron; six grandchildren, Creighton and Eric Fraker, Adam (Jennifer), Keith, and Emily Woockman, and Jessica Hill; and two sisters-in-law. Abbie Hill, of Miller, and Marion Hill, of Geneva, Nebraska.