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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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