Louise Steeley HillSeptember 10, 1926 ~ May 28, 2017 (age 90)
Louise Steeley Hill, born September 10, 1926 in Dallas, Texas to Guy and Eva Steeley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
While at The University of Texas in Austin, Texas, she met the love of her life, Horace B. Hill.
Louise was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Horace Hill, her parents, sister Naomi Hill and brother-in-law Leroy C. Hill.
She is survived by her sons Craig S. Hill and wife Judy, Chuck R. Hill and wife Pat, Lance L. Hill and wife Laura. Louise is also survived by devoted nephew Michael Hill and loving daughter-in-law, Wendy Hill.
She adored her five grandchildren and great grandchild and they all adored their ZuZu. The grandchildren are Matt Hill, Heather Hill, Andy Hill, Janet Hill and Haley Hill. The first great grandchild, Scarlet Grace, was welcomed in August 2015.
Louise attended the University of Texas where she noticed a handsome young man in her freshman English class. Horace Hill stood out in the Navy whites and ever the gentleman, was happy to pick up her books when she dropped them to get his attention. Marriage and family followed.
She did not participate in sports growing up in Dallas. With her husband and three sons that were competitive and loved sports of all kinds, she was not one to sit on the sideline. Whether it was basketball, badminton, ping pong or board games, she was a willing participant with the family.
Once her sons were raised, she pursued her passion graduating with a 4.0 GPA from Houston Community College with a degree in Interior Design.
Louise had many interests. She was a voracious reader. Agatha Christie was one of her favorite authors. Her Perry Mason videotape collection gave her many hours of viewing pleasure. She loved to travel, including numerous cruises with Horace. She enjoyed furniture and jewelry shopping.
The IHOP by her home will certainly miss the sparkle in her eye. She loved going there every morning greeting the hostesses, Ada and Eyra and having Sylvia and Juan bring her breakfast as she read the paper. She will be missed!
Suzanne Jones kept Louise gorgeous making sure her hair was neatly coiffed, but more importantly, she was a trusted friend who Louise confided in regularly.
Texas women are defined as being fiercely loyal, hold grudges, will not quit until they get what they want, deeply involved with their children’s lives, hold it together in tough times, being hospitable, know when someone is grieving, and like to always make a good appearance.
Louise was the epitome of being a “Texas woman”.
She was a beautiful and intelligent lady and will be missed by all.
She had a wonderful life and thank you to all that made it so.