Orletta Evelyn (Weed) Hill
May 30, 1926 ~ January 10, 2014
Orletta Hill, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Friday, January 10, 2014. She was a resident at Life’s Little Pleasures in East Wenatchee. Orletta Evelyn (Weed) Hill was born May 30, 1926, to Hazel Etta (Green) Weed and Orlean Porter Weed of Malaga. She attended Malaga Grade School and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1944. She married the love of her life, John Edward “Jack” Hill, on Valentine’s Day in 1944. When she married Dad, she moved one mile down the road! Together, they had six children: John, Hazel, Joyce, Helen, Howard and James (“Jim”). Orletta was a homemaker, teaching us kids how to can the fruits Dad grew in the orchard. In the early 1960’s, she went to work as Postmistress at the Malaga Post Office. (When John F. Kennedy was President.) She was then a grocery checker for many years at John’s Grandway, (later called Zittings), and at Buttrey’s. Orletta was active in the Malaga Homemaker’s Club, the Malaga Christian Church, Central Christian Church (now Cornerstone), the Malaga School PTA and a member of the Malaga - Colockum Community Council for many years after retirement.
Orletta was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; sons, John and Howard; her sisters, Josephine Oldham and Ruth Graber; and her brother, Harold Weed. She is survived by her daughters, Hazel Troxel of East Wenatchee, Joyce Riesen (Gary) of Sunnyslope, and Helen Horn and son, James “Jim” Hill (Laurie), both of Malaga; and her sisters-in-law, June Hill and Faye Davis, and brother-in-law, Joseph Davis, all of Wenatchee. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
We want to give a special thanks to Steve and Irene Soth, Lana and John of Life’s Little Pleasures, for their love and excellent care of Mom.
All of Orletta’s family, friends and neighbors are invited to an informal gathering/party to celebrate, held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at the Monitor Hot Rod Cafe, formerly known as Tom, Dick and Harry’s. Finger foods and beverages will be provided by the family. A Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Wenatchee City Cemetery. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.