Marilyn Brecke Hill

marilyn hill
Of Greenspring Village, VA and formerly of Vienna, VA. On March 3, 2008 from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Beloved wife of Howard L. Hill; mother of Keith Hill, Kristine Shelhorse, and Lisa Wilson; grandmother of Morgan Hill, Colin Hill, Wyatt Wilson, and Julian Wilson. Please either contact the family or make an entry in the online guestbook asking to be notified of the date and location of the memorial service. Your flowers will be greatly appreciated at the memorial service which probably be held in April or May.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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Memories Timeline


  1. Charlie and I remember Marilyn and Howard as great friends and kind and lovely people. We had known them for over thirty years and they were very faithful members of our TOB group. Marilyn was the only one that I knew that could arrange a scarfe and it would stay as arranged. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  2. On this Easter eve, I think fondly of Marilyn & the beauty she brought to our church, Emmaus UCC, as the chair for years of the Flower Committee. No one has been able to match the special arrangements she would do for Maundy Thursday & Palm Sunday, for example, & she would always have an idea ready for the Easter arrangement for the committee to work on together. There are so many things I remember about Marilyn that I hope can be shared along with others’ memories when we remember & celebrate her life later in the spring. Prayers & thoughts to the family as you go down your own memory lanes. Love, Marsha Komandt

  3. We remember Marilyn from Emmaus UCC. We also joined them several years carpooling to the Fairfax Community concerts. We loved conversations with both Howard and Marilyn as they talked about their challenge to visit every state capitol in the US, their flowers,the years when they were ardent folk dancers. We also loved Marilyn’s choice of style and how she loved hats. Her last years were difficult, but her memory will be one of good thoughts.

  4. Please accept our deepest sympathy on loss of your beloved mother. Marilyn was a talented, creative, wonderful friend and she will be greatly missed.

  5. just learned of marilyn’s death today. it’s been years since i last saw marilyn but my mind immediately went back to when she asked me to write a poem for her daughter’s wedding invitation. we had such fun working on that poem together. i also recall that she was always one of the movers and shakers in the emmaus rummage sale. for years that rummage sale helped me keep a grip on my stuff—so i didn’t keep too much stuff. recall all that was funny and generous and organized and faithful in marilyn. and there will be much to remember and cherish! blessings, anne

  6. Dear Keith, Kristine, and Lisa, We knew your parents while they were at Emmaus Church in Vienna and we have very fond memories of them. In the years that I served as Associate Minister, I got a lot of support from Marilyn and really appeciated it. We extend our sympathy and love to all your family. Myra and Don Nagel

  7. My memories of Marilyn and Howard are all related to Emmaus, where we worked on countless committees together and most recently the monthly TOB gatherings. Marilyn was a long-time chair of the Flower Committee and I learned from her many clever tricks for flower arranging. She and Howard will be sorely missed and I’m grateful for the warm memories I have of their friendship. Ingrid Roper

  8. If I’m not mistaken I believe we had common origins related to South Dakota (I grew up in Huron). Since there are not a lot of folks from SD in this area it was fun sharing stories about our links to there. Both of the Hills were regular attenders at Sunday worship at Emmaus and will be missed.

  9. I have such fond memories of Marilyn and Howard at Emmaus church. Marilyn & I worked together on rummage sales so many times, and on the Service & Mission Board. She was delightful to work with; tireless, and always found ways to interject humor and fun. I have visited her many times at Green Springs, brought her & Howard back to Emmaus for a dear friend’s funeral last year, and enjoyed every minute of my time with her/them. I shall miss her very much. Janelle Swensson

  10. I remember Lenten groups with Marilyn and the many engrossing conversations that ensued. Always a stylish woman who appreciated the finer points of fashion, she kept up with many interests, material and spiritual. She and Howard brought a beautiful meal to us when Gary was recovering from serious health challenge – I’m touched to this day by that generosity! My sincere condolences to the family.

  11. My first thought of Marilyn is of her colorful clothes and jewelry and scarves. Delightful! She was a warm and colorful person also. She and Howard were a lovely couple – always friendly and interested in others. They were excited about so many things like visiting all of the state capitols, Wolf Trap and concerts in others places too, folk dancing, writing life stories, service projects from church and of course the Emmaus rummage sales. The best ones could not happen without Marilyn doing the pricing. Howard and Marilyn were great advertisements for Greenspring. They were so excited about moving there and loved living there. Keith, Kristine and Lisa, Paul and I loved your parents and we miss them!

  12. We have known Howard and Marilyn for many years and have the hightest regard for the lives that each lived. Those lives were a gift to us all. We share the grief of their family members.

  13. I have fond memories of the flower committee decorating the church for Christmas long ago with a lovely brunch afterwards, usually with Marilyn or Millie Mullen hosting at their homes. Howard and Marilyn were special people who will be greatly missed.

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