Lydia Hill


(Dec. 27, 1920 - July 11, 2010)Lydia Hill, 89, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Powell Valley Care Center.

The daughter of Jake and Lena (Michaelis) Hill, Lydia was born Dec. 27, 1920, in Ballatine, Mont. She attended school in Worden, Mont., before moving to Billings, where she was employed as a waitress and a nanny.

She moved to Cody before the beginning of World War II. On March 27, 1943, Lydia married Glenn E. Hill Jr. in Eureka, Calif. She was a homemaker and an active member of First Presbyterian Church.

She and Glenn taught Sunday School and were members of the Mariners. They were involved with the Senior Center, and they loved to travel.

Lydia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glenn, in 1999; and three brothers, Victor, John, and Jake Jr.

She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Coorough (Jim) of Powell and Shirley Klentz (Gary) of Riverton; three grandchildren, Bryan Coorough (Tory) and their children, Skyler and Abbey, of Gillette, Keri Smith (Andy) of Casper and Kyle Klentz (Heather) of Riverton; four sisters, Clara Michelcic of Billings, Hana Ness of Duluth, Minn., Rosie Freek of Billings and Minne Steffan (Jim) of Grand Junction, Colo.; a brother, Adam Hill (Alice) of Shepherd, Mont.; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, July 16, at First Presbyterian Church in Cody, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Ballard Funeral Home of Cody is in charge of arrangements.