Darlene Marie Hill


Darlene Marie Hill, 86, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at Edgewood Village in Bismarck, ND on November 20th, 2022.

Darlene was born on October 23, 1936 in New Rockford, ND. She attended school in New Rockford and Sheyenne, ND. In 1955 she married Gordon Hill from Sheyenne. They then moved to Mandan, ND where Gordon worked until retirement at the Amoco Oil Refinery. She worked as a Welcome Wagon hostess and later as a laboratory technician with the family-owned ND Water and Soil Analysis Laboratory, also owned by Donald Litchfield from Bismarck. She enjoyed her volunteer work at the Christ Episcopal Church and First Lutheran Church in Mandan. She was an excellent cook, loved entertaining in her home, and thoroughly enjoyed her birthday and Bridge clubs. She and Gordon moved to Edgewood Village in Bismarck in 2017. They always said, “That was the best thing we ever did.”

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Esther Swanson, and by her sister, Delores (Ellsworth) Benson. Surviving family members are her sister, Shirley (Richard) Thueson, son, Steven (Deborah) Hill, daughter Carolynn (Robert) Johnson, and daughter, Nancy (Pepe) Martin, six granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff of Edgewood Village, Caring Edge Home Health/Hospice, CHI St. Alexius Health, and Sanford Health for their excellent and compassionate care of Darlene throughout the years.

A funeral service and Celebration of Life will take place next summer at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan. Condolences may be sent to Gordon Hill at Edgewood Village, 3124 Colorado Ln, Bismarck ND 58503.

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You and Gordon were dear friends to my parents for many years. I will miss your sunny smile! My deepest condolences to Gordon, Nancy and the entire Hill clan ❤️