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Dr. David W. Hills

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Dr Hills was the first person who counseled me at the tender age of 13 knowing my home life was difficult. He allowed me to talk and turned my thoughts to happier ones. Along with good medical care as I was often sick. A wonderful Godly man.

Posted by: Ann Marquez - Eau claire, MI - Acquaintance   Jun 29, 2017

I was a small child in rev hills' Stockbridge church. his son was my first friend. was remembering this family recently and wanted to find them: I hope this will reach them

Posted by: faye Camp-Wood - jackson, MI - Friend   May 07, 2016

Five years and still so greatly missed. Thinking of you. Whistling a happy tune, walking a beautiful garden path, or perhaps a New Zealand mountain trail. At peace!
Yet still, the lump comes, the tears well up... Another wave of grief washes over, even if only for a moment.

ON GRIEF - John O'Donahue

When you lose someone you love,
Your life becomes strange,
The ground beneath you becomes fragile,
Your thoughts make your eyes unsure;
And some dead echo drags your voice down
Where words

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Posted by: David F Hills - St. Joseph, MI - Son   Jan 15, 2016

Dear Hills family, I have such fond memories of your entire family from when we were in high school. I enjoyed growing up with you all, and I'm sad to hear about your father passing away. I hope you're all well, Susan, I see you live in Mill Valley. We are in San Mateo, it would be fun to meet some day. Mary, I think of you often, And hope you are liking a happy life. Take care one on all, and know that I'm thinking of you at this time. Jennifer Ryan Stuppi

Posted by: Jennifer Ryan Stuppi - San Mateo, CA - Friend   Oct 03, 2015

Such a loss for so many here. A fine professional and a great human being. It was always a joy to see him. My heart and prayers are with you.

Posted by: Sandra Thurlow - MI   Feb 02, 2011

Dear Mrs. Hills, Anne, and all the family: I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Hills' death. My parents always thought he was such a great person, and I know he is in heaven.

My condolences,

Phyllis Gould and family

Posted by: Phyllis Gould - Chicago, IL - friend of the family   Feb 02, 2011

For Dad

Heart broken open

Like your old medical bag

Empty now of you.

Missing you so much now Dad,


Posted by: Janet Hills Landis - Harleysville, PA - Daughter   Feb 01, 2011

Dear Mrs Hills and children,
Reading these memories from all over the nation are grand testimonies to the man we all knew and loved. I knew your husband/father first as a former patient. It was either 1964 or 1965, even though doctor house calls were on there way out, Dr. Hills found his way to our home in a snowstorm to help treat my mother, who was extremely ill and taking care of her own 3 children, ages 6 and under.

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Posted by: Heidi Milbrandt Godke - Former Nurse @ local E.R.   Jan 31, 2011

A poem for my father by a poet laureate of Colorado, James Tipton.

These akward efforts to be alive
to wade through our own debris
toward shore, toward other people
we take too seriously

Our ships wreck, and we survive
our hearts stolen by pirates
are not ransomed, but we
cannot weep forever for these lost things

The sea not the ship, is our mother
The waves are never clumsy
They know when to break,
to give up, to go back'

You stole my heart dad, and will be sorely missed.

Posted by: Mary Hills - Daughter   Jan 25, 2011

Dear Margaret and family,

I just returned today from a week's vacation in the south and learned the sad news. David's sweet demeanor will be missed by many, many people. I had the privilege of receiving the benefit of his many gifts when I served under him when he was the Krasl board member for six years and the art center's president for two years. Fairness and support were two of his many hallmarks and I will always appreciate his contributions to the Krasl and its mission.

Best regards,

Dar Davis
Krasl Executive Director

Posted by: Dar Davis - St. Joseph, MI - Friend   Jan 24, 2011