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Beth Renee Hill


August 10, 2020

Beth Renee Hill

April 15, 1988 - August 05, 2020

Beth Hill, age 32 of Naytahwaush, MN, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Beth Renee Hill, the daughter of Kennedy Hill Sr. and Betty Oppegard, was born April 15,1988, at North Country Hospital in Bemidji, MN. She was Dr. Kilgore’s first baby born to rock and roll, entering the world with a full head of pitch-black hair, bright blue eyes and was a beautiful baby. She loved to wear bright colored clothing in flowery patterns, loved wearing makeup and frequently colored her hair in many bright colors. Beth was a very outgoing, and fun-loving individual. She loved spending time with friends and often moved in and stayed in their homes, adopting aunts, uncles, and grandparents all over the village. Her greatest joy was the blessing of her three children: Georgia, Kayleigh and Raymond. Beth met George Burnette and together they made a family with their three children and his two, George “Georgie” Jr. and Melinda.

In her spare time, Beth enjoyed fishing, swimming, beading and outdoor activities. She also liked watching movies, hairstyling, drawing, and writing poetry. Beth met Mike Bower and they were excited about planning a life together. Beth especially treasured the time spent with Mike, her parents and children, who were the love of her life. She checked in on them daily and would do anything to help whenever needed. Beth will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her, especially her children.

Beth is survived by her mother, Betty Oppegard; father, Kennedy Hill Sr; her children: Georgia, Kayleigh, Raymond, George Jr. and Melinda; Special Friend, Mike Bower; sisters: Heather Oppegard, Mayakala Rabideau, Amber Hill and Applonia (Anthony) Hill; brothers: Keith Oppegard, Scott (Chelsea) Oppegard, and Kennedy “Ken” (Shelby) Hill Jr.; step-brother, Adrian Olson Sr.; grandmother, Nona Townsend; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Milferd Sr. and Esther Hill, Bruce Raider, and Bernard Clark; sister, Debra Hill; uncles: Fred Porter, Keith Hill, Merle Hill, and Franklin Townsend; cousin, Tyler Townsend; and several aunts and uncles.

A Traditional Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, and continue until the time of the Funeral at 10:00 a.m. at the Betty Oppegard Residence, Naytahwaush, MN. Interment will take place at Island Lake Cemetery, Lengby, MN.


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