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Melissa "Missy" Lynn Dunkleman Hill

July 13, 1966December 31, 2019

Melissa “Missy” Lynn Dunkleman Hill, 53, of Salisbury passed away at her home surrounded by her family. She had suffered a stroke in 2006 and survived cancer in 2012. Last year she was diagnosed with a brain tumor to which she succumbed on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Missy was born July 13, 1966 in Virginia at Portsmouth Naval Hospital to Dennis and Gayle Dunkleman. Her father was a career Naval Officer requiring the family to be stationed at several different bases until his retirement. They then settled in Salisbury, her mother’s hometown where she graduated from Wicomico Senior High School in 1984. Missy started riding horses when she was 10 years old, by 14 she began eventing and loved cross-country. Later she started competing on the hunter circuit closer to home, showing mostly with the Combined Eastern Shore Horse Shows for several years. In 1993, she married David Hill and they trained and raced Standardbreds, where she received great satisfaction seeing a horse improve and do well. In addition to her husband, and parents, Missy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her greatest joy, her son, Ryan and his wife Maia; mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Hill; sister, Denise Aliff, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family plans a private service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Missy to help offset funeral expenses; https://www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-expenses-for-melissa-hill


  • Dennis C. Dunkleman, Father
  • Gayle Collins Dennis Dunkleman, Mother
  • David Hill, Husband
  • Ryan Hill & Maia, Son
  • Mary Ellen Hill, Mother-in-law
  • Denise Aliff, Sister


Melissa "Missy" Lynn Dunkleman Hill

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Amy Godesky

January 9, 2020

My prayers go out to David Hill and family so sorry for your loss. Remember all the times me and Melissa spent at the races in the paddock. She was a great friend always happy and loved the horse's. I know she will be missed greatly.