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Obituary: Eleanor Hill Platt

Eleanor Hill Platt, 94, passed away on Dec. 20, 2008, at the Hospice Family Care Center in Prescott after a short illness. She was born on Feb. 27, 1914, in Oakland, Calif., to George and Netha Hill.

Eleanor spent most of her early life in the San Francisco Bay area. She was an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), Berkeley. She worked professionally for many years in Christian Education in the Episcopal Diocese of California. She moved to Sun City, Ariz., in 1978, and to the Prescott area in 2000. She spent the past three years in Chino Valley.

Eleanor was involved with a number of volunteer organizations, and she remained very active with the Episcopal church. She was always an active advocate for human rights and dignity.

She is survived by daughter Janet Hilton of Prescott; son John Willoughby of Chino Valley; granddaughters Laura Willoughby-Snow of Livermore, Calif., and Karen Willoughby of London, UK; and sister Alice of Milwaukee, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband William Platt in 1973.

A service of celebration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, 11 a.m., at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Chapel. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made in Eleanor's name to the Arizona Humane Society.

Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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