Linda Marie Vann Hills

Linda Vann Hills went to rest in the arms of Jesus November 11, 2020.

Linda was born November 16, 1940 in South Dakota to John and Lillian Vanden Bos.

Linda grew up in Southern California and graduated Colorado Women’s College in 1962 and the University of Hawaii in 1964, with a double major in Dental Hygiene and Home Economics.

She married John Walter Hills May 31, 1968. After spending time in Germany, they moved back to the United States, where their two boys, John Jr. and Andy, were born. They moved to Eureka in the late 1970s.

Linda worked for many years as a dental hygienist for Dr. Norman Ball in Eureka and at The Open Door Clinic in Arcata. During this time Linda also took care of John Sr. who had multiple sclerosis and her two boys.

Linda was involved with local churches, including Bethel Church, Sequoia Bible Church, and Faith Center, where she sang in the choir. Linda’s interests were in sewing, fashion, cooking, reading, gardening, animals, Bible study and spending time with her dear family and friends. Linda was proud to also, at one time, have a pilot’s license. Linda was an amazingly accomplished woman who was always gracious in sharing her skills and knowledge. Linda’s kindness and charity was tremendous, and she touched many lives with her generosity.

In later years, Linda did shopping and transportation for friends and others in the area. She was a natural caretaker for the needs of others.

We will all remember Linda’s loving greetings and huge smile. She leaves a legacy of unconditional love, grace, courage, and humor.

Linda was preceded in death by her sister Marta, brother John, husband John Sr., and son John Jr.

Linda is survived by her son, Paul Andrew Hills, his children Brody, Julia and Violet, her grandson Cody Randall Hills, granddaughters Arianna Hills, Adriena Spaulding, Ashten Phillips, great grandchildren Journey and Juliana, and two special friends, Cody’s mom Dalene Zerlang, and longtime friend Jeanne Peterson.

No service will be held at this time.


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