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(J.R.H. 80)

Offered by: Entire Membership of the House.

Whereas, Fred Hill was a native of Newport and always called Vermont his home, including 35 years as a resident of Milton where he was a leader in civic and religious affairs, and

Whereas, upon graduating from Lyndon State College with a degree in education, Fred embarked on a quarter-century of instructing the future leaders of Vermont as a teacher in the public schools of Barnet, Milton, and ultimately for two decades in Colchester, and

Whereas, his professional and personal interest in improving the quality of education for all of Vermont's children led to his service both as president of the Colchester Education Association and as a member of the Milton School Board, and

Whereas, Fred was an active member of the United Church of Milton where he assumed many leadership responsibilities, and

Whereas, his presence and camaraderie were much appreciated by the members of the Odd Fellow organization to which he proudly belonged for many years, and

Whereas, he admirably served the town of Milton on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Board of Village Trustees, and

Whereas, desirous of representing the citizens of Milton in the legislative halls of Montpelier, in 1992 Fred successfully sought a seat in the Vermont House of Representatives to which he was reelected in 1994 and 1996, and

Whereas, as a member of the General Assembly, Fred's thoughtful comments and advice were well respected on the House Education and Government Operations Committees on which he served, as well as by all of his legislative colleagues, and

Whereas, Fred was devoted to his wife Helen, his daughters Cynthia and Judith, and his granddaughters Lindsay, Julia and Laura, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the members of the General Assembly fondly remember their colleague and friend Fred Hill and extend their most sincere sympathies to his loving family, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Helen Hill.