Ethelyn Lynn Hill

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June 3, 1923 ~ April 29, 2018

Mrs. Ethelyn Lynn Leota (Jeffrey) Hill, born on June 3, 1923 in Ukiah, California, passed away at age 94 on April 29, 2018 in Vancouver, Washington. Ethelyn was the beloved wife of the late George Raymond Hill.
Ethelyn is survived by her sons, George Melvin Hill and Jeffery Andrew Hill; daughters, Patricia L. Coffey and Amata Aurianna Rose; sister, Connie Madison; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Lynn and Ray went as missionaries to French Cameroon, West Africa in 1952 to build the first college on about half the continent. In the late 1970s, Lynn helped her church sponsor 50 Vietnamese refugees. In the 1980s she received Governor Spellman's award for her organization of the canning of 1000s of cans/jars of surplus food for the homeless, over several summers.
Friends and family can pay their respects at the memorial service, officiated by Chris Montovino, on Saturday, May 19 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Vancouver YWCA, 3609 Main St., Vancouver, Washington, 98663.
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Published in The Columbian on May 17, 2018