Gwendolyn Jean Nash

F, #4843, b. Dec 9, 1937, d. Mar 3, 2011
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Chronological Events

Birth*Dec 9, 1937 Gwendolyn Jean Nash was born on Dec 9, 1937 at Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States.1 
Marriage*circa 1958 She married Louis James Hill, son of William Louis Hill and Mary Elizabeth Garrow, circa 1958. 
Death*Mar 3, 2011 Gwendolyn Jean Nash died on Mar 3, 2011, at age 73 at South Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, United States.1 
ObituaryMar 4, 2011  OBITUARY: SOUTH BURLINGTON - Gwendolyn Jean Nash Hill passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2011 following a brief illness.

Her daughter and son-in-law were with her, along with the love and prayers of family and friends from around the country.

Gwen was the second youngest of eight children born to Harold E. and Katherine (Wiech) Nash in Groton, Conn. on Dec. 9, 1937. Following her father's death when she was a teen, she lived with her brother's family in New Hampshire, where she met the love of her life, Louis Hill. They married within months and enjoyed 49 years together until Lou's passing in 2005.

The Hills lived many places as Lou's work took them to New York, New Jersey, Texas and Missouri, but Vermont was where they often returned, living in Bristol and Lou's hometown, Enosburg. They retired to Florida and returned in 2004 when Lou became ill. Gwen was a proud resident of The Pines Senior Living Community since 2005, and greatly enjoyed socializing with neighbors and tending her garden there. At various times throughout her life, Gwen worked as a nurse's aide, but her greatest legacy is the beautiful patchwork of talents and gifts she shared with friends and family. Her grocery cart always included a neighbor's favorite treat and she shared the majority of her garden's bounty as well. She was a skilled seamstress, could fix just about anything, and had an uncanny knack for finding lost items and fourleaf clovers.

Gwen and Lou volunteered for the Enosburg Opera House, the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and at the polls on election day. Gwen served as a holiday gift wrapper for HowardCenter and at Christmas took great joy in purchasing a girl's winter coat for their holiday wish list.

Gwen leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Lesli and Rick Blount of Williston; and her siblings, Mary and Gene Burgess, Helen Nielsen, Ken and Karin Nash, Lillian and John Knowles, and Grace and Tom Perkins; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert and Leon; and an infant daughter.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church on So. Winooski Ave, Burlington.

Published in the St. Albans Daily, St. Albans, VT - March 2011.2
 
Burial*Mar 7, 2011 She was buried on Mar 7, 2011 at Highgate Center Cemetery, Highgate Center, Franklin County, Vermont, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 66549068.3 

Family

Louis James Hill b. Aug 20, 1935, d. Jul 25, 2005
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Citations

  1. [S79] Gravestones - Find-A-Grave, online findagrave.com.
  2. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  3. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check Find-A-Grave.com, Death Certificates & Billiongraves.com.