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Colin Hill
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Colin Hill, a long time Manteca resident, passed away in Salem, Oregon on March 12 at the age of 96.  Colin was born January 23, 1923 in Trenton, New Jersey to Frederick and Margaret Hill.  He married his high school sweetheart, Natalie MacDonough, and served in the Navy during WWII. He continued to serve in the Naval Reserve until his retirement as a Chief Petty Officer at age 60.                     
   Colin moved his family from New Jersey to California in 1958 and to Manteca in 1960 when he accepted a job as an auditor at Sharpe Army Depot.  He retired from that employer in 1975, but continued to run his income tax business for another 30 years.  Following the death of Natalie, to whom had been married for 64 years, he moved from Manteca to Chico (2010) and then to Salem (2017). Always the accountant, he figured out the most economical way to travel with six children on annual summer vacations— road trips across the country to Trenton, the Grand Canyon and the Washington coast, and camping trips to Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, and any number of state and regional parks. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shriners. He was an avid golfer and a long-time member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church. He was also a dedicated walker and would often be seen around the neighborhoods accompanied by one of his adopted canine companions. Most importantly to his children and friends, Colin was always ready to lend a hand, or some money, or moral support. He will be greatly missed. Colin is survived by his six children, Bruce, Blair, Brian, Suzanne, Nancy and Natalie, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. No sevices are planned.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin    

Wednesday, April 10, 2019