Marguerite (Rogers) Hill, 89


Marguerite (Rogers) Hill, 89, of Lewes, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, as a result of injuries she sustained in an automobile accident.

Hill was born in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Edward and Bertie (Ellingsworth) Rogers. She was raised in Georgetown and was a graduate of Georgetown High School. She was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. During World War II, she worked at Fort Miles in Lewes as a telephone operator. After her marriage to the late Arthur Lee Hill Jr., to whom she was married for 55 years, she lived in Philadelphia, Pa.; Lewes; Durham, N.C.; and Georgetown.

Whether innate or learned, she spoke her mind often and freely. She enjoyed “having a talking time” with whomever she encountered. All marveled at the possession of her faculties she still held. Her family and relatives remember fondly summer holidays at her home on Dewey Avenue in Lewes and her love of the beach. Her greatest legacy was her devotion to her son, Arthur Lee III, who suffered for 12 years before succumbing to his illness and to whom she ministered tenderly.

She is survived by a brother, Edward “Snooky” Rogers; two grandchildren, A. Lee Hill IV and Jeffrey R. Hill; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Hill and Dunning Hill. In addition to her parents, husband and only child, she was preceded in death by a sister, Doris; a brother, Henry, and his wife Ruth; her sister-in-law, Elaine Rogers; and her companion, Edgar Polite.

Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, Dec. 4, at the Lewes Presbyterian Church with interment following in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in her name to Lewes Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 612, Lewes, DE. 19958, or the charity of the giver’s choice.