Cheryl Ann (Harvey) Hill
March 8, 1944 – July 3, 2019
Cheryl Harvey Hill, of Las Vegas Nevada, passed away July 3, 2019, at her home surrounded by family and friends; she was 75 years old. A memorial service with Military Honors will be held on August 2, 2019, at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., located at 1900 Veterans Memorial Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005.
Cheryl was born March 8, 1944, in Warren, Ohio and graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1962. Cheryl was the daughter of the late Evelyn B. Mackenzie and William Harvey and the oldest of two siblings. On February 14, 1984, Cheryl married Christopher B. Hill who she met in Fort Irwin, California when they were both in the 40th Infantry Division of the Army National Guard.
Throughout her life, Cheryl pursued many talents, passions, and skills. She was a soldier in the U.S Army (Women’s Army Corps, RA, ARNG), and was the first woman in history to be assigned to a combat Field Artillery Battalion, 1/144th FA, in California. She was also a licensed manicurist, armed security guard, Speed Way sports writer, stained glass artist, racing promoter, bookkeeper, accountant, sports bookie, cage cashier, slot floor-person, photographer, journalist (as a civilian and in the Army), a music publicist, country music album reviewer, webmaster, and life coach.
She was an esteemed award-winning writer who had several books published throughout her career and was the proud recipient of the "Golden Poet" Award which was judged by Bob Hope and Helen Hayes. She was also awarded the "Who's Who" (in American poetry category).
For the past twenty years, she worked as a country music journalist, album reviewer, and publicist. In 1996, she created one of the very first country music websites, 2Steppin.com. She is credited with mentoring and building the careers of many famous artists including Joe Nichols, Chris Young, Wade Hayes, David Ball, John Arthur Martinez, Bryan White, Kelly Lang, Carl Ray, Wild Horses, David Kersh, Michael Lepi, and the legendary T.G. Sheppard and several more.
Her hobbies included cooking, painting, travel, camping, and she loved being on a golf course. In 2010, she created her own blog, Goulash Philosophy, meant to be food for thought and nutrition for the soul. On her blog, Cheryl said it best, "Beauty is a temporary thing. Even the most beautiful flower will eventually wither and die and all it leaves behind is the memory of its beauty. The same is true of people. A person is only as beautiful as the memory they leave behind. I hope to be a beautiful memory."
Cheryl is survived by her beloved husband Christopher B. Hill, daughter, Larann Pirtle, son-in-law, Richard Pirtle, granddaughters, Landon and Sydney, and countless family members and friends from around the world.
Cheryl lived a life of service to her country, her family and friends and will be truly missed.
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1900 Veterans Memorial Dr
Cheryl Ann (Harvey) Hill
July 10, 2019
I met Cheryl in first grade. I’ll never forget what a cute, spunky child she was. She remained vivacious and fun-loving all through school. Years passed and we reconnected on Facebook. I was amazed to hear of all of her accomplishments in writing and editing. I wasn’t really surprised at the tremendous success she made of her life. Cheryl was always a winner. I will never forget how she was there for me when I lost my son five years ago. She offered inspiration and love with all her calls and cards. I was blessed to have known this wonderful soul. She will be missed by many but will always live on in our hearts.
July 9, 2019
Our Warren G. Harding Class of 1962 has lost another branch from our tree. Cheryl will be sadly missed by many of her classmates and we all send our sympathy to her family. 57 years has past since our graduation, but we have remained in touch over those years. Our Earthly loss is now Heaven's gain.
July 8, 2019
Cheryl and I met online, probably over 20 years ago.. we both had Country Websites... we shared many things to promote.. great times and we became great friends for so my years... we shared so much.. business wise and personal... I miss her so much
July 6, 2019
I first meet Cherl at the Mirage when we were Floorpersons. Loved her from the start and that will never change. That was in the 1990's...
Cheryl was a Veteran ( first female to serve in Combat), a beautiful artisit as well devoting years to Country Music as a critic as well as welcoming several new country Entertainmenters. Joe Nichols and Chris Young, just to name a few.
She has left her mark in Nashville as well as everywhere she lived.
Her favorite memories included when she married her husand, Chris Hill, and the times they lived in Germany.
I know we all have stories and such but wanted to her friends in Nashville, Tenn. as
well as tTexas and Germany. , When she spoke of any of you, it was always with kindness and appreciation.
Christopher, thank you for always being a wonderful husband to our Cheryl..She loveds you completlety.
She will be greatly missed and loved always, I love you Cheryl Ann...😘😘😘 xoxo
July 6, 2019
Cheryl was an awesome person. Everyone who ever met her was uplifted by her positive attitude. Cheryl had a sturdy shoulder to cry on and a compassionate ear to listen when needed. We came to know each other via the internet, like many friends of hers. We discussed music, family and the military.
May your trip to Heaven be eventful. Bless you Cheryl. ((hug))