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Crystal D. Hill August 22, 1966 - April 30, 2020

Crystal Danette Hill, 53, of Boise passed away the night of April 30th 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Meridian. She was diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Syndrome in May 2007, which caused several other health issues including pulmonary hypertension.
Crystal was born August 22, 1966 in Boise, Idaho at St. Alphonsus hospital. She was the third child born to Jerry and Pauline Hill.
She attended McKinley, Hillcrest, West Junior High, Capitol Highschool and Borah Highschool, all in Boise.
She was baptized at the Community Christian Center of Garden City.
Crystal was an adventurous and vivacious person from the time she was a young girl. She was full of imagination and had a love for life. ‘Mundane’ was not what she wanted from life, nor what she would accept.
She was a brownie scout and loved to listen to music and do sing-alongs to records with her best-friend Shawana, who would have the privilege to remain her lifelong friend. As a teen she could often be found at Skate-land on Overland or at the Diamond Mine in Garden City. It’s there that Crystal found another of her life’s passions…dancing. Dancing would be her go to escape throughout her life and she was wonderful at it. People loved to watch, even when there was no one to dance with she would be on the dance floor, the center of everyone’s attention, though she hardly noticed. She danced for herself and she loved it.
She had a yearning to travel right out of high school. Moving to Maui and living there for two years. Becoming a nanny in New York a year after moving back to Boise and listening to the choir at the church next door in Philadelphia. But Boise was home, it was where her family was, she enjoyed the get-togethers and all of the ‘catching up’. At twenty-five she purchased her
own home and started her own business. She enjoyed her “Crystal Clear Window Cleaning” business, being her own boss and getting to know her clients was a personal achievement for her. After working several years she became ill and had to give up her business.
Though many thought she might never stop her wandering with her adventurous spirit, she found the thing she loved more than anything else. It has been almost twenty years since a little smile and beautiful spirit stole Crystal’s heart and soul. From the moment she became a mom, you wouldn’t know there had ever been anything more important. She took all the love and knowledge of what a wonderful childhood meant from her loving parents, grandparents, and older siblings, to make sure her good Karma had a safe, stable and loving home. Karma would be Crystal’s only focus above all else for the rest of her life.
Being Karma’s mother was Crystal’s greatest achievement and she was so proud as she watched her daughter grow. Of whom the amazing gift she had been given had become. From the day she was born you could always know what and how she was doing, because Crystal loved to share her love and pride for her daughter with whomever was listening.
Crystal will be missed everyday, every holiday, every life event to come, but her spirit will remain. Her soft smile and beautiful soul remembered forever.
Crystal is survived by her daughter Karma Hill, her parents Jerry and Pauline Hill, her grandmother Dorothy Vetter, her siblings Jerilyn and David Hill, nephews Kyle Hill and Jordan Feasel, and great-nephew Bronson Hill. And her best dog, Booton, who has been her loyal companion for all his eleven years.
She is proceeded in death by her grandparents Jake and Margaret Wisdom, grandfather Roy Hill, and five cousins.
Her viewing will be Thursday May 7th, at the Bowman Funeral Home on State street at 10 a.m.
Graveside services are at 12 p.m. at Terrace Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Boise.
Memorial donations can be made for her daughter Karma Hill to help with her college education.
“Tell Booton, that I wish we were fishing on a riverbank.”
– Crystal Hill (April 30th 2020)


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    Cheryl Honeycutt Gibson says

    Dear Jerry, Pauline and family,
    I am so shocked and saddened at reading about Crystal. Please know I am praying for you all during this difficult time. I remember Crystal and she was so vivacious!!
    God Bless you. Love Cheryl Honeycutt Gibson

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    Wilma Smith says

    Dear Family of Crystal Hill; It saddened me to read about Crystal’s passing. I knew her when she was in the Brownie Scout Troop in McKinley Elementary School as I was one of the leaders. She was a vivacious young lady. Lost track of her when she was older. The obituary sounded like she had a good life and she will be missed by family and friends (and dogs, too!) It was a pleasure knowing her during those young years. My sympathy to you all who knew and loved her.

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    Ann Nielsen says

    Dear Hill Family,
    I am so sorry to learn of Crystal’s death. Like Wilma I was one of Crystal’s Brownie Scout Leaders a
    McKinley. I remember her beautiful smile and eagerness to help. Even though I lost track of her I often thought of her.
    May the thoughts and prayers of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.

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    Jackee Winters says

    Awww my heart ! Your going to be missed by so many ! We had so many great times at Skateland that i will never forget , Crystal , you were so kind and very sweet, you truly were a earth angel so you don’t have far to go to get home.. I will see you again my dear friend ! I am so grateful that love never dies ! ?

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