Connie J. Hill

Long-time Del Norte resident, Connie J. Hill, 83, passed from this earth peacefully, but unexpectantly, of natural causes on April 16, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born in Del Norte on July 1,1937, her daddy’s “little firecracker.”

Connie grew up in the Monte Vista area. Her great-grandfather, Senator A. E. Headlee, was one of the founders of the Ski Hi Stampede. She loved working in her yard and had beautiful flowers and plants.

Connie was preceded in death by her husband Bill Hill, her parents, George and Betty (Headlee) Phillips, and one brother Paul Phillips.

She is survived by her two sons, Carl (Cindy) Hill of Del Norte and Jon (Julie) Hill of Peyton. She is also survived by her grandchildren Thad (Stephanie) Hill, Taylor (fiancé, Madison) Hill, Miranda (fiancé Trey) Hill, and Bailey Hill; great-grandchildren Lorelei, Brooke, Julie, and George. Also surviving is her brother Gary (Karen) Phillips of Virginia and sister in law Diane Phillips of Monte Vista, close friends, Katherine and Murry Polk and Monica and Irene Falk plus numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Cremation was selected. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 1 at 3 p.m. at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rio Grande Hospital in care of Rogers Family Mortuary.  

To leave online remembrances, words of comfort and condolences for Connie’s family, please visit