Marian Rae Hill, 87


Marian Rae Hill of Lewes passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday April 19, 2006, in Lewes Convalescent Center. She was 87.

Hill was born on May 18, 1918, to the late Raymond E. and Marian (Joseph) Wilson. She was a 1938 graduate of Beebe School of Nursing, a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes and a member of the alter guild. Marian was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother raising her family in the Lewes area. After raising her family she returned back to her nursing career at Beebe Hospital before her retirement.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Henry F. “Hilly” Hill in 2005; a daughter, Carol Hill Bader, in 2000; two brothers, Howard and Ronnie Wilson; a sister, Helen Kling. She is survived by a daughter, Sharon H. Melson, and her husband A. Douglas; a son, Dr. William T. Hill, and his wife Caroline; two brothers, Raymond and Wayne Wilson; four grandchildren, Vollie D. Melson, Jennifer M. Athey, Frank and Michael Hill; and a great-granddaughter, Page Elizabeth Athey.

A funeral service was to be held on Monday, April 24, at noon at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, where friends were to call an hour before. Interment was to be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Pilottown Road, in Lewes. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Hill’s name to Delaware Hospice Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.