Hazel F. (Renee) Hill


Hill, Hazel

Hazel F. (Renee) Hill

July 27, 1925 – March 21, 2016


Hazel F. (Renee) Hill was born July 27, 1925 to Harmon and Beulah Webb in Hammon, Oklahoma.  She married Leo Hill on March 7, 1941 and they moved to Downey, CA.  They lived there until he was drafted in April 30, 1943, ten days before their first child was due.

During the following three years (until he was discharged) she moved to Brawley, California where they continued to live.  She worked at the Southgate Cafe, Planter’s, opened the cafeteria when Pioneer’s Hospital was built, as a meat wrapper when the new Safeway store opened in 1953, until her daughter was born.

During 1955 she went back to work at Southgate and the Adobe.  She went to IVC for four years graduating with an Associate Degree in Science and became a Realtor with Adeline & York, Assoc. in 1980.  In 1985 her husband died and she took over the hay business and was very successful.  In 2004 she fractured her spine forcing her to stop working.

She loved working with people and missed it very much. She loved her family and never stopped missing her son who died in 1980 but continued caring for the rest of her beloved family.  Renee loved jokes and everyone she knew always expected her to have something to make them laugh.

She felt laughter was the greatest healer for each problem, even knowing often it hid tear just ready to fall.  Renee was lovingly nicknamed “George” by her family.

She was the most amazing, unselfish, devoted, generous woman, dedicated to the welfare and happiness of others, never waivering in her faith.  Her grandson Ryan was her greatest blessing and she was his.  His children were her pride and joy and she loved them deeply.

The Memorial Service for Hazel will be on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at First Christian Church at 11:00 a.m. and will be officiated by Pastor Bob Fiest.

She is survived by her daughter, Sunni Quary, her grandson Ryan, her great-grandchildren, Kayla, Zachary, Noah, Riley, and Landon. Her nephew and wife, Wayne and Shirley King and family, they bonded through love and great jokes.

Special thanks to Gail, Jeanette, Rose, Tony and Scott at Pioneers Hospital; their compassion and outstanding care was so appreciated.