Obituary of Bette N. Hill
Bette N. Hill passed away peacefully, January 2, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family just a few months short of her 97 birthday.
A fourth generation Californian born on April 29, 1919 in Sacramento, she was the daughter of George Wallace Null and Alma Johnson Null.
Bette was a loving and devoted wife and mother. A homemaker, she supported her husband throughout his career in advertising – the consummate hostess and party planner – while also supporting his passion for weekend cattle ranching. She was comfortable in high heels or muddy boots. Her love for her boys never faltered.
Over the years they lived in Oakland, Piedmont, Atherton and Walnut Creek (Rossmoor) before moving to Eskaton Village in Grass Valley to be closer to their family living at Lake Tahoe. Bette had a passion for playing Bridge. She also developed an interest in oil painting, and became quite accomplished. Many of her pieces adorn the homes of her family and friends.
Bette was known for her quick wit and sense of humor, her gracious smile and kind treatment of others. Even when suffering under the relentless march of time, she maintained her humor, grace and determination. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and caregivers.
She is survived by her husband, whom she met in high school, Robert G. Hill; her two sons Randall W. Hill and R. Bruce (Linda)Hill; sister Patricia N. Wagner; grandchildren Jeff and Beth Hill, S. Chance Hill, CJ and Jessica Castle and Kelly Castle; and great grandchildren Hannah, Harper, Mason and Malia.
She was predeceased by her sister Janet Woodside.
Interment and celebration of Bette’s life will be at the Hill Family plot at Tulocay Cemetery in Napa, California on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice of the FootHills, Grass Valley California.
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