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Our Very Deeply Loved Son, Samuel Paul Hill, was a vital member of our large family, who also had an immense following of friends. Please enjoy your memories, the following are some details of his full, albeit seemingly shortened life.
Samuel is survived by his parents, Gregory Arthur Hill & Pamela Lea (Pustmueller) Hill. His siblings are David Andrew Hill & spouse Felicia, Matthew Gregory Hill, & spouse Kim, Alana Lea (Hill) Leasure & spouse Devyn, & Kelsea Marie (Hill) Mountain & spouse Dylan. Although Samuel never married or had children, he loved his nieces and nephews as his own. He was Uncle Sammy or Uncle Fluffy, selfproclaimed as, “I’m not fat, I’m fluffy,” thereby adopted as an affectionate name, by them. They are, in order of birth, rather than by parents: Christopher, Tysan, Timothy, Hailey, Lola, Azalynn, Kaydence, Imari, Veronica Lea, Wednesday, Luke, Steven, Ivy, Dionysus, Nyx. Also, a great-nephew Myles. Also surviving are Uncles and Aunts on both sides and their children, so many cousins. Additionally, on maternal side, great Uncle and great aunt and their families, even more cousins!
Samuel, or Samuel Paul, as he was called until about age 8, was a strong willed, bubbly, personality. He wasn’t a big baby, but as he grew, his love for food and Mama’s cooking introduced him to a lifestyle which he nurtured well! He was an extrovert, who began around age 4, to walk up to people, even strangers, announce his name to introduce himself to make new acquaintances who often became friends. Thereby putting fear in his mother’s heart to have caution of meeting people, especially with adult strangers! He didn’t see a problem in this and continued into his adulthood. That’s how he gained so many friends. Who doesn’t doubt that he’s continuing that still?! At age 5 he befriended a boy who was deaf. He learned sign language to be certain the boy always felt included. The friendship didn’t last too long, as ‘life happens.’ He truly held dear so many friends throughout his life. He continued to find ways to communicate with others he met and worked with in whatever ways as needed. He seemed to enjoy his life here in Colorado, mostly based in the Denver area. He moved to a somewhat ‘off the grid’ area of the mountains, with Mom & Dad, to try out not such a busy city, but mountain life. He was happy, and, well, he was Sammy. So many of us can get stir crazy or cabin fever, especially as he’d been so active. He was reflective in his last few months up here, actively making plans for future possibilities here, in this area even.
His beaming smile, and infectious, if not frequently sarcastic laugh are very strong memories for so many! Sammy maintained a childlike quality, a fan of movies and games. Yet, he was someone you could count on. If asked a favor, he’d do the best he could to be there for you. He lived life to his fullest with fun, joy & celebrations. He was forever learning and reading, even taking courses in writing. His interests were multilevel if not surprising at times.
He managed to make each person in his life feel special. He loved deeply, often giving those he loved a ‘special nickname.’ If you had one from him, you just said yours, didn’t you!? He had a unique smile, light and love that came from inside which should not ever be forgotten.
“Sam, you’ve travelled many journeys, and paths. Now....... Fare thee well, with our love, on this your final eternal one......”
Memorial Service will be held at 10:30AM on Friday, October 20, 2023 at Drinkwine Family Mortuary. A reception will follow the service at Sam's brother and sister-in-law's home, Matt and Kim Hill starting at 12PM, 6917 S. Saulsbury Street, Littleton CO 80128.
In lieu of flowers, donations my be made in memory of Sam to Children's Hospital in Denver Colorado. Please click here: https://www.childrenscolorado.org/community/support-childrens-colorado/make-a-financial-donation/
Full obituary to be posted soon.