Emma Maria Hill of Idaho Falls passed away November 11, 2021. She was born March 6, 1934 at Piscataway, Maryland to Champ Clark Middleton and Rosina Matilda Middleton. She was raised in Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia along with her four brothers and two sisters. After high school, she worked at the Pentagon and then moved to France to work for the Department of the Army. While there she traveled throughout Europe, and met and married Marvin Marcy Williamson, a young Army officer (later...
Emma Maria Hill of Idaho Falls passed away November 11, 2021. She was born March 6, 1934 at Piscataway, Maryland to Champ Clark Middleton and Rosina Matilda Middleton. She was raised in Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia along with her four brothers and two sisters. After high school, she worked at the Pentagon and then moved to France to work for the Department of the Army. While there she traveled throughout Europe, and met and married Marvin Marcy Williamson, a young Army officer (later divorced).
The family had four children as they moved from France to Iowa to California in the early 1960s, before settling in the Washington D.C. area. Maria stayed at home to raise her four children. She was very active in her local Catholic parish, organizing fundraising activities.
After moving to Idaho Falls in 1976, she worked as a realtor, was part owner of a Century 21 office, and served as president of the Idaho Falls Board of Realtors. She married Thomas Richardson Hill in September 1993. Together they traveled the world extensively.
Maria developed a love of running with Thomas and went on to run many marathons. Together they camped, hiked, fished, and cross-country skied. She remained physically active until the end of her life, scheduling her workouts as a top priority.
Throughout her life, Maria pursued a wide diversity of personal interests and charitable work. She loved to garden. She was a lifelong bridge player, hosting bridge parties wherever she lived. In Idaho Falls, she played duplicate bridge and achieved the rank of silver life master.
Maria never stopped learning, always working to expand her knowledge of many subjects. She was a member of a local investment club and antique study group for many years. Maria was a voracious reader and she participated in a local book club. Her charitable pursuits included support of several local arts and social services organizations. Particularly in the years since the death of her husband Thomas, Maria was active in the local arts community with her dear friends.
Maria treasured time with her family. She was fortunate to frequently care for her grandsons and great-grandsons. She loved nothing more than a crowded dinner table with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered together. A gifted cook and hostess, Maria enjoyed bringing friends and family together in her home and took great pleasure in her garden parties and holiday festivities.
Maria is survived by her brother Benjamin Paul Pulzone (Kaye); her children Marcy Teresa Vranes (John) of Lewisville, Idaho, Mark Trusten Williamson (Tracy Crow) of Columbus, Ohio, Noelle Marie Walker of Idaho Falls, and Martina Joan Williamson of Salt Lake City, Utah; stepsons Kristofer Johnathon Hill of Sonoma, California, and Geoffrey Hamilton (Silvia) of London, England; grandsons Cory James Walker and Haydyn Marcy Walker, both of Idaho Falls;
and great-grandsons Paxton James Walker, Boston Scott Walker and Kingston Todd Walker; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Maria is preceded in death by her husband Thomas, her parents, her sisters Rosina (Terry) Matilda Horton, Georgia (Gigi) Frances Fulmer, and her brothers Champ (Buddy) Alexander Middleton, Edgar (Jimmy) Parker Middleton, and Joseph Bradley Middleton.
The family will hold a celebration of life at the Carr Gallery of the Willard Art Center, 450 A St, Idaho Falls, at 5:00 PM Friday 11-19-2021. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the local charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.buckmurphy.com.
We will miss Maria (one of our golden girls) so very much. She was such a wonderful lady and had a beautiful soul. Jeff & Savannah Newgard
November 18, 2021 6:59 PM
Sending heartfelt sympathy and prayers as we remember the beautiful life of cousin Maria. She was an inspiration to all! Love the Pulzone family: Mary, Michael, Anne, David, Robin & Julie
A Grove of 3 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of Maria Hill
Karen Ormond Moore
November 17, 2021 1:59 PM
Maria was part of the trio of amazing women (Lucy Bean, Carol Ormond, and Maria) who attend so many events and give so much to our community. A month ago I saw Maria running in Tauphaus Park and I couldn't believe how fast she runs! She only stopped for a minute because she was on a mission to finish her run. Maria definately gave me inspiration to pick up my pace. It won't be the same to drive past her house on my way to work and see the white lights twinkling that are wrapped around her huge tree. So glad I saw Maria a couple of weeks ago and hugged her. I will miss you Maria!
Expression of Sympathy
November 17, 2021 6:42 AM
A Memorial tree was ordered in memory of Maria Hill. Plant a Tree
November 17, 2021 6:39 AM
Thinking of all of you at this time. Sorry for the loss of your mom.