Mary Frances Payne Hill

12/29/1934 - 01/14/2015
Service Date: 01/21/2015
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel

Mary Frances Payne Hill, of Tempe, AZ passed away January 14, 2015 at the age of 80. Mary Frances was born December 29, 1934 in her grandmother’s home in Chandler, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents Ruby and Vernon E. Payne, also by her brother Robert. Mary Frances grew up and went to school in Gilbert, AZ, where she met the love of her life Bill Hill. They were married on August 2, 1952. She is survived by her husband Bill and four sons Mark, Mike (Wendy), Larry (Susan), Jerry; her brother Vernon (April) L. Payne of Gilbert, AZ and sister-in-law Mary Payne of Sunflower, AZ. Mary Frances was the proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker and spent her life devoted to her family. Mary Frances was baptized into the Church of Christ at the age of 12. She was a member of the 8th Street Church of Christ in Mesa, AZ. Funeral services are Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way. Interment will follow at the City of Mesa Cemetery.

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  • I MET FRANCE’S BROTHER , BOB FEBRUARY OF ’90. SHORTLY AFTER, I STARTED TO MEET THE RELATIVES. CHRISTMAS OF ’90, BILL AND FRANCES HAD THEIR ANNUAL GRAND CHILDREN CHRISTMAS @ THEIR HOME. IT WAS SUCH A NICE TIME. THEY WERE SO DOWN TO EARTH LIKE BOB. THROUGHOUT THE YEARS WE SAW BILL AND FRANCES AT FAMILY FUNCTIONS, LUNCHES @ TOM’S, AND VISITS THEY MADE TO SUNFLOWER. I REMEMBER ONE VISIT. FRANCES WAS USING HER WALKER. WE SET FRANCES DOWN IN A CHAIR IN THE FRONT YARD. BOB PROBABLY HAD BILL OCCUPIED PICKING SOME FRUIT N VEGGIES TO TAKE HOME W/THEM. I WAS NOT CLOSE TO WHERE FRANCES WAS SETTING @ THE TIME OF FRANCES AND “CARROTS” ENCOUNTER. PEAS N CARROTS, OUR 70# SULCATA TURTLES USE TO ROAM THE YARD. I’M SURE CARROTS NOTICED FRANCES THE MINUTE SHE SAT DOWN W/”FOOD” ON HER MIND. I DON’T THINK FRANCES NOTICED CARROTS HEADING TOWARDS HER UNTIL CARROTS WAS JUST A FEW FEET AWAY. I JUST HAPPENED TO LOOK UP AND SAW FRANCES GRAB HER WALKER AND IF IT WAS TIMED, FRANCES HAD MADE IT FROM THE CHAIR TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE YARD IN RECORD BREAKING TIME. I THINK I MENTIONED TO BILL HE COULD BORROW CARROTS AND BRING HER HOME TO KEEP FRANCES “A HOPPING”. WE HAD A GREAT VISIT THAT DAY. FRANCES, I WILL CHERISH MY TALKS W/YOU THESE PAST FEW MONTHS. I WILL MISS YOUR SMILES AND LAUGHTER, WHAT A FINE LADY. SAY HI TO BOB … MISS N LUV YOU BOTH … YOUR SISTER-IN-LAW

  • My condolences to the entire Hill family~~May she Rest in Peace~~

  • Your Angel has taken flight. ♡ Take comfort Jerry and Larry.

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