February 4, 1939 – July 15, 2020
The world has lost a wonderful woman. A loving sister, a loving mother, a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be sorely missed by her church community, close friends and family.
Caroline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Maynard; two sons, Casey & Clifton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 21st at St. Mary’s Catholic Center. Interment will follow at College Station Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 pm Monday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.
Monday, July 20, 2020
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020
I am thankful for Caroline's friendship these past years at St. Mary's and for her presence as a quiet bedrock among longtime permanent parishioners whom we have gotten to know. If we crossed paths at St. Mary's, it was always in the back few chairs at the rear of the church, in one of the more unassuming of places, and always with her trademark lilt of sweet welcome.
She always showed the greatest joy despite the difficulties faced over the years, especially after losing her beloved Maynard after accompanying him through those difficult times of his stroke.
She witnessed this trial-tested joy through acts of kindness and generosity. Always. It always a pleasure to help Caroline with computer issues, and she never would like to be a bother... the truth is she never was! Her hospitality and generosity were themselves the witness of her being a "cheerful giver" and was an inspiration to others to go and do likewise. Her conscientiousness and kindness have been so clear to me all these years that it pains me to contemplate that her time here, while long, is still unfinished lest we each pursue her memory in the same hallmark kindness for others.
Despite her advanced age and difficult health, Caroline attended Amy & I's wedding this past fall. It was a blessing and a pure gift of joyful presence, one that we could not fully repay with sufficient gratitude in the months that have since followed. Nevertheless, her witness to hope and example of joy lives on strongly today, and we remember her simple gifts of joy and kindness in our own marriage now, as she and Maynard are now in the eternal peace of Christ. In this strident note of hope, we rejoice. We rejoice for a life well lived and well loved.
May God bless her family and friends in this time, and may perpetual light shine upon her.
Thank you, sweet Caroline. We miss you dearly.
July 21, 2020
I met Mrs. Hill in the cemetery one evening and we chatted quite a while. She seemed like such a sweet lady. I felt so sad for her having lost her two sons and her husband. It had to be a glorious reunion when she was reunited with them in Heaven! As much as her friends and family will miss her, think about how happy they are getting to be together again.
July 19, 2020
Caroline Hill was a dedicated member of the Church and a source of joy for all of us. I am very grateful for my memories of her.