Elisabeth Rooper Hill, 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 2, 2018, peacefully at her home.
Beth was born on Oct. 24, 1923, in Redmond, Ore., the second of three children to Henry Earl Rooper and Sellah Foster Rooper. She grew up on the Rooper Ranch near Antelope, Ore., with her two siblings, older sister, Marcia L. Rooper Mathias, and younger brother, Henry (Bill) Rooper. Beth was homeschooled and then graduated from Dayton Union High School in 1941. She then went to college and graduated from Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore., with a degree in teaching. She taught school for 38 years in Hermiston, Pendleton, Klamath Falls, Grass Valley and Wasco, all in Oregon.
Beth met and married the love of her life, Fred L. Hill, on June 23, 1956, in The Dalles, at the historical St. Peter Catholic Church. They raised their three children in Wasco.
After they both retired, they moved to Culver, Ore., in 1997. Each winter they would go south to Winterhaven, Calif. Beth thoroughly enjoyed every year they went there. In the fall of 2015, Fred and Beth moved to The Dalles into The Springs Assisted Living.
Beth enjoyed teaching, reading, gardening, canning, traveling, cooking, baking and her favorite past time BINGO!
Beth was a kind-hearted, loving, caring and graceful person to anyone she met. She especially showed this in her classroom.
Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in May of 2017 and son, Michael Hill, October 2014.
Beth is survived by her son, Allen Current of Florence, Mont.; daughter, Theresa Byars (Bobby) of Fossil, Ore.; daughter-in-law, Franky Hill of The Dalles; sister-in-law, Barbara Rooper Martin (Jim) of Redmond, Ore.; grandchildren; Cassie Livingston, Matt Livingston (Tara), Nicholas Livingston (Kelli), Jacob Livingston (Rosa), Kit Hill (Lauren), Sellah Hill (Charles) and Jolleen Hill (Eric); great-grandchildren; Tylen, Maddisyn, Gracie, Abbi, Cadence, Moya, Marli and Hailey. She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Friday, May 25, at St. Peter Catholic Church in The Dalles. Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m, mass at 11 a.m., burial and reception to follow.
The family wishes to thank The Springs Assisted Living, Mid-Columbia Medical Center and Providence Hospice of the Gorge in The Dalles, for the compassion care given to Beth.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Providence Hospice of the Gorge, 751 Myrtle St., The Dalles, Ore., 97058 (541) 387-6449
Arrangements are under the direction of Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home, 1100 Kelly Ave., The Dalles, Ore. 97058 (541) 296-3234
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