Obituary: Lyllis Hill

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Lyllis Hill

Longtime Malibu resident Lyllis Hill passed away from natural causes on March 26. 

Born in Fresno, Hill grew up in Los Angeles with her six siblings. She attended Fremont High School, where her artistic talent emerged at an early age and she fined-tuned her creative writing skills.  At the age of 16, she authored “Voice on the Road,” a radio program that was broadcast in the Los Angeles area and was influential in earning her a full college scholarship.

Upon graduating she took a position with Hughes Aircraft during WWII, until she eventually met and married the love of her life, Louis “Ed” Hill. 

Lyllis retired from the work force and moved around the country, from Los Angeles to Texas, New Jersey and Ohio, as Ed’s career flourished. During this time, Hill traded pen and paper for the paintbrush, becoming an accomplished amateur artist and garnering local awards and acclaim for her artwork, especially her paintings.

In the early ’70s, Lyllis and Ed returned to California, building their dream home in Las Flores Canyon. Hill became active in the Malibu community, particularly in local and national politics. At home, she cared for her family and was “famous” for her delicious boysenberry jam and pies made from homegrown berries.   

In recent years, Hill had moved to Nevada to be closer to her family. 

She is survived by her daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Michael; grandchildren, Chris and Scott; and countless family and friends.