Cecilia Morton Hill was born in Sloughhouse, California on April 20, 1924. Cecilia was an 11th generation descendant of George Morton who came to America on the Ship Ann and was one of the founders of New Plymouth Colony, Mass.
Cecilia graduated from Placerville Grammar School and from El Dorado County High School. During her “teens” Cec worked at the Blue Bell Café, Murray’s Stationery, The Ivy Motel and Placerville Fruit Growers. In 1942, Cec was hired by PG&E when the office was upstairs at 516 Main Street, Placerville. She met Stanley Hill who also worked for PG&E after serving in the Marine Corp. on the Pacific Front during WW2. Stan and Cec married on August 30, 1947. Following their employment at PG&E, in 1952, they purchased Stan Hill’s Chevron Station and Frosty on Main Street, El Dorado. All of their children were employed at either the gas station or the frosty throughout their teens. When Stan went skiing and broke his leg, Cec pumped gas, washed windows and checked oil at the full-service gas station.
After Stan’s death, Cec became a tour-guide for Frontier Travel, taking large groups of people all over the US, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii. Like all people, friend or stranger, who have had the honor to be in Cec’s company, they were met with a spectacular smile, and a warm welcome.
Cecilia was the mother of four children: Elizabeth Hunton, Red Lodge, Montana; Stanley L. Hill (Cindy), El Dorado, CA; Kathy Lahargoue (George) Rescue, CA; Michelle Smith (Rick) El Dorado, CA. She is the grandmother to 7 children, and great-grandmother to 9 children.
Cecilia was such an extraordinary woman of many talents. She was a remarkable mother and friend. Our family was so blessed to have such a treasure as our mother.
A Rosary and a Mass will be held in Cec’s honor on February 23, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Church. The Rosary will be at 10:30 followed by a Mass at 11:00. A luncheon will be provided for all following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Patrick Church, 3109 Sacramento St. Placerville, CA. (530) 622-0373 or a donation to Mother Teresa Maternity Home, 3122 Sacramento St. Placerville, CA. (530) 295-8006.
Thank you, Mom, for everything.
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