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Jennifer Lee Hill

December 30, 1951 - February 25, 2023

Jennifer Lee Hill, age 71, passed away on February 25, 2023, at Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, VA.  She was the loving wife of Jim Hill to whom she was married for 18 years.

Jenni was born in Hagerstown, MD on December 30, 1951.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Krouse and Helen Krouse.

She is survived by her husband Jim; daughters Leigh Wright and Andrea Wright; granddaughters Hannah Jones and Addison Jones; and sister Deborah Parkin.

Jenni loved her family and friends with a passion.  She enjoyed collecting antiques and home design. She designed the home at Smith Mountain Lake where she and Jim lived for 15 years.  They were both active outdoor enthusiasts, participating in camping, hiking, biking, snow skiing, and a variety of water sports.  They spent the winters of 2008-2012 camping in Sarasota, Florida.

Jenni was a proud employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD from 1971 to 2005 with a brief absence of eight years to stay home with her young daughters. In 1994, she received the NIST-wide Eugene Casson Crittenden Award for those performing supporting services that have a significant impact on technical programs beyond their own office.

A memorial Service will be held at the Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta, VA on March 25, 2023, at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Good Samaritan Hospice (2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, VA) in memory of Jenni.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

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David and I were so sorry to hear of Jenni's passing. Our heartfelt condolences are with the family during this difficult time. Kind Regards, Kathy and David

Posted by Kathy and David Aldridge on March 22, 2023

We were very sorry to learn of Jenni's passing. She always radiated sweetness when we talked with her at ASHRAE meetings. Jim and Beverly Wolf

Posted by jim wolf on March 1, 2023

Jim, What a beautiful life Jenni lived! The tribute about her so captured her love and devotion. And the photo is so Jenni - that beautiful smile radiating. I extend my sincere sympathy to you and the many others in Jenni's family. Gloria

Posted by Gloria Cofer on February 28, 2023

Hi Jim. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Jenni as having such a bright and fun personality and a warm greeting every time I saw her in the NIST halls. She was such a pleasure to be around. I wish you peace during your time of grief. Take Care, - Stuart

Posted by Anonymous on February 27, 2023

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