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Donald Gene Hill

October 12, 1938 – 

September 5, 2016


Donald Gene Hill, 77, entered into rest on September 5, 2016 in Manteca. He was born on October 21, 1938 in Amarillo Texas. In heaven he joins his parents the late Harry and Maureen Hill, as well as two brothers, Tommy Hill and Curtis Hill. 

He leaves behind the love of his life Christina “Rita” Hill of Manteca; they were married for 43 years. His children are, Michael Hill of Manteca, Leland Elliott (Inez) of Manteca, Susan Hill (and husband Hal) Swartzlander of Plumas Lake, Marilyn Vaughan (Joey) of Manteca, and Lance Elliott of Lodi.  He was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sibling, Eunice Brown of Benicia.  

Donald was a Tracy/Manteca resident. He graduated from Tracy High School and worked at the Tracy Paper Mill and H.J. Heinz. He would then move on to work for Lawrence Livermore Lab as a machinist, a trade that he held an entire lifetime. He was a huge car enthusiast, building and rebuilding “Hot Rods” and some being showcased in Street Rodder Magazine. Chrome ran through his veins, if he had an opportunity to paint it chrome, it would be chrome! His family and wife grew up in car shows all over California, where his cars would win multiple accolades.    Above all his grandchildren and family where his prized possessions. He loved them beyond imaginable. He will be remembered as a remarkable husband, amazing father and special grandfather. He will be truly missed. 

P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Hill family. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. A Chapel Service will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:00 am at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at Tracy Public Cemetery, 501 W. Schulte Road, Tracy, Ca. Per family request you are encouraged to bring your “Hot Rod” to follow in procession to Tracy public Cemetery or to display outside P.L. Fry and Son as Tribute to Don on the day of the service. Please visit our website at search obituaries.   


Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Monday, September 12, 2016