Helen I. Hill
February 8, 1927 - May 24, 2016
Helen Hill, nee Eriksen, A 30 year resident of Jefferson, passed away at home on May 24th. Born in 1927, Helen was Valedictorian of her high school class at Parkrose High School in Portland, Oregon.
She worked as a bank teller until meeting her future husband, Stephen Hill, whom she married in 1952. The couple lived for a little over a year in Anchorage, Alaska, then a U.S. Territory, where their first child was born, before returning to Oregon.
Helen always strongly believed in her first calling as a mother and homemaker, but went back to work several times over the years as a bank teller, a title company agent, an agent at SAIF, and a proofreader for the Statesman Journal.
She loved reading, all kinds of needlecraft, and was an avid gardener.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Terry Wilhelm, son Mark Hill, son Scott Hill and his wife Patti, and grandchildren Sarah Hill, Holly Wilhelm, and Toby Wilhelm.
Visitation for Helen will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm Thursday, June 2, 2016, immediately followed by her Celebration of Life at 1:30pm, both at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem.