Obituary of Sharon Irene Hill
Sharon Irene Hill, 79, passed away on 18 May, 2020. She was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1957. She worked her way through Marietta College and graduated in 1961 with an English Major. After graduation Sharon went to work for the Central Intelligence Agency where she started as an Administrative Assistant for the Directorate of Operations. She worked there for 34 years and retired in 1995. Sharon was in a select group of female executives at the agency to attain the rank of Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) officer at the CIA.
Throughout her career Sharon had many interesting assignments in Europe and Asia, spending two years in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Sharon lived in Reston, VA when she was stateside. When she retired, she and a small group of friends moved to Sierra Vista, AZ where she lived for 22 years. Sharon loved to watch her Washington Redskins play. Sharon enjoyed running and competed in the L’eggs mini-marathon in New York one year. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with the women’s golf association at Pueblo del Sol golf course. She had a fondness for chocolate poodles and there were usually one or more at her home. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed gardening. In retirement she found ways to contribute to the community, volunteering at an English literacy program and Habitat for Humanity.
Sharon is survived by her Sister Susie Graham of Palm Coast, FL and by her three nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her mother Martha Uhl Hill and father Seldon, her brother Michael, and her sister Shirley Fleming.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/) or the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (https://www.lostdogrescue.org/donate-now/).