Hill, Jackie

Jackie Hill

February 18, 1939 - May 5, 2022

Jacqueline, “Jackie” Marie Hill of Plano, Texas passed away on May 5, 2022 at the age of 83 surrounded by her family. She was born on February 18, 1939 to Robert Conrad and Leone Grace (Langer) Huppert in Ellsworth, Wisconsin.  She met Herbert Hill while he was in Minnesota for training and three months later the couple married on November 19, 1960 in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Soon after her marriage to Herbert Hill the newlyweds left Minnesota and relocated far from her home for Herb’s employment.  Over the span of fourteen years Herb’s job opportunities precipitated several moves through numerous states; New York, Georgia, El Paso, Texas, Iowa, Carrollton Texas, and Florida.  Faced with unemployment in Florida, Herbert took a job in Plano, Texas living in a hotel room while his wife and child were still in Florida.  Jackie was faced with the task of selling their home, packing their belongings and traveling across the states with their four-year old daughter to join her husband.  In 1974 she once again lived in Texas making Plano her home where she would spend the remainder of her life.

She was a devoted wife and mother who doted on her only child.  She volunteered at her daughter’s elementary school and spent many hours working in the library and helping in her daughter’s classroom.  Although money was tight when her daughter was young, Jackie always made sure that her daughter did not want for anything.  She made her daughter beautiful costumes for Halloween, designed and stitched Raggedy Andy and Raggedy Ann dolls, decorated her daughter’s bedroom with handmade quilts and stayed up late each night for months before Christmas to design a stunning dollhouse that would be the envy of her daughter’s friends.  At the end of each school day, Jackie would meet her daughter at school and the two would walk home each day talking about all that occurred earlier in the day.  She read to her daughter daily, took her to the library weekly and inspired her daughter’s love of reading that has continued to this day. 

She enjoyed bowling and at one time played in a women’s league.  Jackie loved to read and enjoyed listening to audio books daily.  She gardened and would spend time in her backyard enjoying her flowers.   Jackie was very artistic but did not think she had talent.  A fact that all who knew her would refute vehemently.

Jackie reentered the workforce when her daughter was fourteen and worked as a temp before accepting a full-time position at Fujitsu.  She was laid off from Fujitsu and rather than seek re-employment elsewhere decided rather to retire.

In 1995, Jackie became a grandmother and from that point forward would be lovingly known as Gigi.  She deeply loved her three grandchildren, and as her daughter would argue, spoiled them rotten.  She loved all three equally and fiercely.  She went to Tae Kwon Do belt tests, Scout events, bought Girl Scout cookies from her granddaughter and popcorn from both her grandsons.  She attended their swim classes, chauffeured her three grandchildren from THEO feeding them lunch and made sure that the kids returned back on time for their classes.  She was a fantastic cook and labored over making sure that her daughter, son-in-love and grandchildren would enjoy the delicious meals she served.  More than anything else she loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She looked forward each year to attending Scarborough Faire and the State Fair with her daughter and grandchildren before her health began to decline.

Jackie was an amazing mother and grandmother loving her family deeply and completely.  She touched the lives of all that she encountered and will she be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Debora Lambert and husband, Gary of The Colony, Texas; three grandchildren, Dakota Lambert of Plano, Texas, Cassidy Graefen and husband, Arthur of Plano, Texas; and Nikolas Lambert of The Colony, Texas along with her dog, Coco, who resides with her daughter.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 53 years, Herbert Hill.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North in Allen, Texas.  The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Jackie’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/jackie-hill. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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She had a light like no other. She was the most kind person anyone could ever meet and talk to. Her wisdom about life and heart for Jesus is something I will miss greatly. I am so grateful I got to meet her. By the grace of God I met Debbie, her amazing daughter and my friend. There are no words that I could ever say how grateful I am for you and your moms love for me. My heart and prayers are with the entire Hill and Lambert family. If there is anything you need I am here for each of you.
Taylor Jackson , May 16, 2022