Dorothy May Janikowski Hill

October 10, 1026 ~ December 19, 2013

Dorothy Hill passed away December 19, 2013 peacefully, surrounded by family. She will be remembered for her optimism and fun outlook on life. She was born October 10, 1926, in Grants Pass, OR. Her family moved to Vancouver, WA in 1938. She graduated from Vancouver High School in 1944, and then went on to the University of Washington.
Dorothy spent several years in Alaska. She and husband Gene enjoyed the outdoors, and many fishing trips to Seward, AK. They were active with the Elks Club, the Shiners, the Masons, and were supporters and fans of the UAF Hockey team, the Nanooks.
Dorothy and Gene owned and operated The Far North Trophy Cache.
After husband Gene passed, Dorothy moved to Ridgefield, WA, then to Glenwood Place Senior Living in Vancouver. She enjoyed all of their activities, trips, live music, Pinochle, and Bingo, and would be found most evenings with friends at the jigsaw puzzle.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Jim) Howard of Fairbanks, AK; son, Todd (Judy) Chenoweth of Ridgefield; daughter, Gail Chenoweth of Maricopa, AZ; step- daughter, Diana Chenoweth of Hood River, OR; sister, Corrine Routtu, Vancouver; grandchildren, Jill Webberly (Dean) of Camas, WA, Jim Phillip of Alaska, Tyler (Laura) Chenoweth of Vancouver, Cody Chenoweth of Vancouver, Alison (Mark) Wubben of Ridgefield, Taylor Shetterly of Maricopa; and 4 (1/2) great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Hale; and husband, Gene Hill.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2014 at Glenwood Place Senior Living, 5320 NE 81st Ave., Vancouver, second floor in the Plaza Building.
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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 31, 2013