September 2, 1920 ~ October 7, 2016

Born in: Badito, Colorado,
Resided in: Richland, WA

Martha Jane (Gomez) Hill, 96, passed away on October 7, 2016. She was born in Badito, Colo. on Sept. 2, 1920, to Pulita (Maes) and Adonagos Gomez. She married Burley M. Hill in Raton, N.M. on July 22, 1948. She was a resident of Pueblo until 2014, when she moved to Richland, Wash. Martha was raised on a farm located in Lower Badito, along the Huerfano River. She attended grade school in the same community of Lower Badito. She graduated from Walsenburg Huerfano County High School. Martha graduated from Adams State Teacher's College and got her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1946. Martha taught second grade for 30 years and fifth grade for two years in District 60 in Pueblo, Colo. She retired from School District 60 in 1983. She is survived by children, Duane Lee (Sandi) Hill of Onalaska, Wis. and Diane (Clifford) of Richland, Wash.; sisters, Dorothy (Art) Wengert of Pueblo and Helen Howell of Denver; grandchildren, Marisa Kaali, Diana Greene, Tiffany Vermes, Adam, Jennifer, Beth and Scott Clark and Sarah Harder; great grand-children, Zubayr Kaali, Dante Greene, Elianna and Daphne Vermes, Ryan, Taylor and Dylan Konewko, Kristen, Katlynn and Nicholas Clark and Abigail Harder; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burley M. Hill; her sister, Anita Martinez; and brother, Tony Gomez. Martha was a member of Pueblo Elkettes #90, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center Associates, Pueblo Retired Educators, Colorado Retired School Employees Association, Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center, Territorial Daughters of Southern Colorado, PAF and HGRC Genealogical Society of Hispanic America. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court St., with Pastor Benjamin Keller officiating. A brief social will follow at the church. Interment, 3:30 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Online condolences,

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  1. My deepest condolences in the passing of Martha. She was a kind and dear lady. We will miss her at the Territorial Daughters’ meetings.

    Tamara Estes – President Southern Chapter Territorial Daughters of Colorado.

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