Utay, Hillary

Hillary Tamara Utay

January 30, 1967 - January 28, 2020

Hillary Tamara Utay of Dallas, Texas passed away at home, due to a sudden illness, on January 28, 2020 at the age of 52. She was born on January 30, 1967 to Gary Wayne and Gail (Saffer) Utay in Beaumont, Texas.  Hillary was a 1985 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas.  She graduated from University of Texas in Austin, Texas in 1989 with a degree in government.  While at University of Texas, Hillary was a member of the Tri-Delt Sorority.  She worked in the restaurant industry in various positions. 

She is survived by her parents, Gary and Gail Utay of Allen, Texas; twin brother, Hoyt Utay and wife, Robin of Allen, Texas; sister, Jessica Utay Crow and husband, Don of Spring, Texas; nephews, Taylor Crow and significant other, Meghan and Reid Utay of Allen, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.


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Dear Gail & Gary, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have attended Hillary's memorial service. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May Hillary's memory be for a blessing. Sending love to you and the rest of your family, Debbie & Howard Freed Howard Freed, February 19, 2020 My heart goes out to the family... Hillary was a bright, sweet, loving friend. Praying for love & healing. Michelle Gonzales , February 16, 2020 Gary, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers during these hard times. May loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. May there be comfort in knowing that Hillary will never be forgotten. Sorry, I have a conflict and will not be available to attend the Sunday service. Take care and may God be with you and family. John Whiting (UT Bush friend) John whiting, February 13, 2020 Your light was always shining on everyone who was with you! Through kindness and an open heart, we all smiled along with you. Thank you for joining in my happiness with my first baby and the piggy bank he still loves a dozen years later. I love you sweet Hill! ~ Love, Liz Elizabeth Keller , January 31, 2020 I am shocked and deeply saddened by this news. I was a year older than Hillary at REL and I pledged her at UT as a Tri Delt and had the wonderful privilege of being her big sister. There are no words. Her beautiful smile and kind heart always lit up a room and she will be missed. I loved Hillary with all my heart. I’m so very sorry for your family's loss.
RHONDA PYRON OVERBERGEN , January 31, 2020 My heart breaks that we put off that dinner we said we were going to schedule. I am going to miss that contagious laugh and crazy fun sense of humor!!! There aren’t a lot of HS memories without Hillary. I don’t think she really knew how much she was loved but she always brightened my day and those around us. I pray God grants peace for Hoyt and the entire Utay Family. Words fall short at times like this but know your Hillary was loved and adored by so many of us lucky to call her friend. Marla (Hughes) Reeder, January 30, 2020 I still remember the first day Hillary arrived at Hubbard Middle School bearing an unforgettable smile, laugh and personality. Hillary will be missed by many. Sending encouragement to all her family and friends. Carol Herring, January 30, 2020 Oh Hills, I wish we had had the chance to say goodbye. You were always such a kind and loving friend, you had the best laugh and such smiling eyes. Say hi to SRV for me... You will be so missed. I love you.
Jennifer Spera, January 30, 2020 Prayers to the family. My heart goes out. Brenda Robinson, January 30, 2020 You meant the world to me.
David Morales, January 30, 2020 Hillary, you are loved and you are missed already. You are a part of our family forever.
Eddie Bandas, January 30, 2020
All the times we talked and ended with 'love ya, see you later'. You will be missed in a way you can't imagine. A friend I thought would never go away. I miss you very much, rest in peace.
mike hurst, January 29, 2020 I am shocked and saddened to hear this news. My prayers are with Hillary’s family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Joel Baker, January 29, 2020 Prayers for your family. Russell Farris, January 29, 2020