Jill has led a very full life.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, friend, worker, and person.
An extremely intelligent person.
She was a great asset to society in many ways.
She will greatly be missed.
Jill was born May 19, 1933 in England.
She was an excellent marksman in the British Army.
She went through nursing school and did her training
at Guys Hospital
She decided to leave England during the early 1960's.
She pointed to a spot on the map and ended up
in El Paso, TX.
She worked at various hospitals in El Paso before
finding her home at Providence Memorial Hospital.
She was employed at Providence Hospital for a total of over 30 years.
Along with the Lions Club, she helped design the chidren's unit
She also helped design the Cardiovascular Unit in the new Hilton Tower.
She ended her career at Providence Hospital as Director of Community Health.
The experience helped her start her own business.
In February 1995, Jill founded ProAction Community Health
The main objective of ProAction is to provide a
mobile immunization service at times convenient for the community.
This is not all.
Jill integrated a training program and a
Medical Team into her company as well.
The training program offers first aid and
CPR classes. The Medical Team
provides First aid to events such
as sport events at UTEP, events at the
El Paso County Coliseum, and runs/walks.
ProAction also subcontracted with TACADA to provide medical services
to migrant farm workers any where from Hatch, NM to Presdido, TX.
Her organization took part in area health fairs and Project Meds.
Her company started off small and has
ended up being a important part of society.
Jill also taught EKG and and Critical Care
classes at El Paso Community College.
She taught CPR and ACLS.
She was a life long member of the American Heart Association, El Paso Five Points Lions Club
, and the Health Organization Network.
In 1969 she married and in 1972
her one and only daughter, Amanda.
She divorced shortly after and remained
single for the remainder of her life.
In 1989 she became a grandmother.
, Kalil, is the apple of her eye.
Jill passed away January 11, 2002, as a result of
a terrible car accident , at Thomason General Hospital.
Memorial Services held by Martin Funeral Home Central (on Montana)
January 16, 2002 at noon.
Burial held at Restlawn Cemetary (on Dyer)
February 2, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. Newspaper clippings.
She was a very strong and independent woman.
I love you mom, with all my heart.
If tears could build a stairway,
and memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to heaven
to bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken
no time to say goodbye
you were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.
My heart still aches in sadness
and secret tears still flow,
what it meant to lose you,
no one will ever know.