Rebecca Hill, age 65, a long time resident of Cleveland Heights, died from dementia on August 28, 2018, at The Lantern of Chagrin Valley, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Wife of Calvin Hurd; sister of Stewart I. Hill (Arlene) and the late John Harold Hill; daughter of the late Floyd I. and Frances B. Hill. Becky is also survived by her niece Molly Hill Johnston (Ed); her nephew Brendan Hill; great-niece Keira Johnston; great-nephew Dylan Johnston; and Calvin’s children Jennifer Hurd, Jamie Hurd, Jeff Hurd and Jon Hurd.
Becky, originally from Northern Virginia, attended the International School of Bangkok, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with an art degree, and earned her master’s degree in special education from Vanderbilt University. She taught children with autism in Chattanooga, TN and in the Cleveland area. Later she became a professional storyteller and dance caller, publishing several illustrated books of contra dance calls. She made life-long friends in the Cleveland area dance community and traveled extensively at the invitation of the international dance community.
She will be buried with family members who preceded her, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Condolences can be shared with the family at www.heritagecremationsociety.com.
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