The Idaho Statesman, 04/09/14
Our blessed mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Margaret Leola Davis Lloyd Hill, passed away April 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born at home with the aid of a midwife (her grandmother) and a traveling doctor who made house calls, on July 20, 1918 in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was the first child born to Anna Elmira McClellan and Charles Henry Davis. Three younger brothers, Kenneth, Dwight, and Bud, were born later. As a young girl growing up, Margaret loved the outdoors. She loved to roller skate and to play Kick the can, Hide and Go Seek, and Anti-I-Over. She loved to climb trees with her brothers.
When Margaret was only 9 years old, her parents divorced. Life became particularly hard for her. Soon, a kind and loving man named Parley Lloyd came into her life. Her mother and Parley were soon married and Parley adopted Margaret and her younger brother Bud. They moved to Central Idaho where her new father had a farm. Margaret learned to work hard on the farm. She rode a horse to school, played on the girls' basketball team and learned how to cook, play the piano and sew. When Margaret was 11 years old, Verna was born. She was so excited to finally have a sister.
Margaret always wanted to be a nurse. After she graduated from high school she left the farm and went to Idaho Falls where she attended Nurses Training. She graduated on May 26, 1939 and was officially a Registered Nurse. She worked in many doctors' offices and hospitals throughout her life. Her favorite spot was working in the nursery with the little newborn babies.
One day Margaret was standing on the corner by the malt shop in Idaho Falls with her roommate when a nice young man drove up in a new Pontiac Coup. Her roommate said she had to meet him because he had the same name that she did. His name was Lloyd Hill. This began a romance that lasted 73 years! They were married November 17, 1939 for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Lloyd and Margaret shared many interests but they both especially loved to dance. They also loved to travel and eventually visited every state. They were the proud parents of 4 children. She treasured her family and loved whenever the family got together. Her posterity now includes 4 children, 17 grandchildren 49 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Margaret loved pretty things. She loved the butterflies, the flowers, and had a place filled with birdseed so the birds would come. She truly had a 'green thumb'. She grew beautiful roses, delicious raspberries, and always had an amazing garden.
Margaret was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings. She was always willing to give of her time, talents, and whatever she had grown whenever they were needed. She especially enjoyed doing her visiting teaching.
Margaret was preceded in death by her dear husband Lloyd, her parents, and her brothers Kenneth Davis and Bud Lloyd. She is survived by her sister Verna Newell; her brother Dwight Davis; her 4 children and spouses, David and Mary Hill, Dan and Donna Hill, Annalee and Bruce Blaser, Patti and Bruce Lungren; and numerous grand, great, and great great grandchildren. The family wishes to give a special thanks to Life's Doors Hospice and Margaret's dear friends who remained true to her to the very end.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the LDS Hillside Ward Chapel, 2600 W. Hill Rd. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Interment will immediately follow at Dry Creek Cemetery.
Published in Idaho Statesman from Apr. 3 to Apr. 9, 2014