Homer Alaska - Obituaries

Story last updated at 2:03 PM on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Eric E. Rick Hill

April 29, 1947-Feb. 4, 2012

Eric E. Rick Hill, 64, died Feb. 4, 2012, in Soldotna. There will be a potluck memorial service for him from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Anchor River Inn banquet room in Anchor Point.

Rick was born Feb. 4, 2012, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to George and Virginia Hill. He was the second son of six children. He spent the first part of his life in Louisiana, until he moved to Alaska in the late 1960s. His first job in Alaska was at the Anchorage Westward Hotel where he was a night auditor. At the end of his shift he would go up to the Top of the World and watch the city. That was where he met and street raced with Steve McQueen. In the 1970s he moved to Anchor Point, where he settled permanently.

Rick was a jack-of-all-trades. He was a mechanic, a truck driver, a cook, a baker, a boat captain, crab butcher,and other jobs too numerous to mention.

He served in the Alaska National Guard where he rose to the rank of E-5 Sergeant. While in the Alaska National Guard, he received the Alaska Commendation medal for saving the life of fellow guardsman, Bill Lockyer. Rick loved four wheeling, fishing, camping, working on his truck and most of all he loved music.

Rick was preceded in death by both of his parents, George and Virginia Hill, and his son, Edward Hill.

He is survived by his daughters from his first marriage, Wendie Hill and Stormie Dupre, both of Louisiana; his daughters from his second marriage, JanLee Hoxie and Jeff Baker of Lincoln, Neb., Erica and Heath Harrington of Anchor Point, and Jessica Hill and Nick Morike of Palmer. He left behind a total of nine grandchildren.

He is also survived by his siblings, Mike Hill of Houma, La.; Darrell and Rose Hill of Anchorage, Lee and Kelly Hill of Homer, Pam and John Golob of Arizona, and SueLyn and Bob VanBrunt of Anchorage.

Elaine Marie Kellum

Dec. 11, 1943 Dec. 1, 2011

A celebration of life for Elaine Marie Kellum is 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Soldotna Bible Chapel. The family asks that friends wear something pink in memory of her.