Neil Scott Hill

Neil Scott Hill, age 80, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 with his family by his side. Neil was born Aug. 5, 1938, in Oakland, Calif., to James and Margaret Hill, along with his twin brother Norman.

Neil enlisted in the service shortly after high school and served in the U.S.  Air Force as a ground radio operator in Tripoli, North Africa. He served three years and was honorably discharged. He attended school at California Baptist College for two years and met his future wife, Martha. They were married in 1964, and had two children, Glen and Wendy. Neil returned to college several years after they were born and received his bachelor’s degree in Religious education.

Neil worked for a radio station close to Riverside, Calif., and transferred to a Christian radio station in Washington State. In Washington, he and his wife raised many foster children from Vietnam. After their children moved out, they sponsored Ukrainian refugees. In his later years, Neil helped create airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Neil is survived by his wife of 55 years; his children; grandchildren, Scott, Sarah, and Cheryl; his siblings, Norman, Robert, Martin, and Melanie; and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, James.

His memorial service will be held at Alderwood Baptist Church, on Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MDS Foundation. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.