Lucinda Elizabeth Hill


Lucinda Elizabeth Hill

We regret to announce that Lucinda Elizabeth Hill, 74, passed away peacefully on Sept. 18, 2022, at her home in Los Lunas.

Cindy, as she was known to family and friends, was born on Sept. 24, 1947, in Clayton, N.M., to John Michiel and Virginia Hohlaus Hill. Due to her father’s Air Force career, Cindy attended schools in multiple locations in the U.S., as well as overseas in Nagoya, Japan, and Bangkok, Thailand.

She was quite athletic, and while in Bangkok, she learned to ride horses. She continued horse riding and other sports back to the U.S., where she graduated from Annandale High School in Virginia in 1965. Furthering her education, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1969 from West Texas State University.

Her plans to enter the Air Force, however, were cut short by a serious illness, and she returned to the family home in Moody, Texas, to recuperate. From there, Cindy headed West to join her brothers Mike and Steve in Albuquerque, embarking on a new career path in the legal profession.

She was a paralegal in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico from the mid-1970s until her retirement in 2013, becoming certified as a professional paralegal in the early 1990s. Extremely knowledgeable about many areas of federal law and an excellent writer, she provided invaluable assistance during a number of important trials. She was highly esteemed by her coworkers.

While Cindy never married, she lived a full and vibrant life, and developed close and lasting friendships. The two great joys in her life were her dogs, Brenda, Taryeton, Sheila, Sophie, Sophie Two and Sidney; and golf, including serving as president of the Tierra del Sol Women’s Golf Association. She would usually get in a round of golf wherever she traveled, and with her friends, the Tolendinos. She visited Australia, Hawaii, and a number of parks and sites across the Western United States.

Over the years, Cindy enjoyed various crafts, including, stained glass, crocheting, crewel embroidery, beading intricate necklaces and bracelets: and she was a jigsaw puzzle aficionado.

She also took a strong, loving interest in her nieces and nephews and their children, and was always happy to visit or get news of their activities. She was smart, caring, and a loving companion to her family and friends, and we will miss her dearly.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her brothers, John Michiel “Mike” Hill and wife, Ilah, of Sandia Park, Charles Hearne “Chip” Hill and wife, Carmel, of College Station, Texas, Stephen Hohlaus Hill and wife, Paula, of Albuquerque; and seven nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Tierra Del Sol Golf Club, 1000 Golf Course Road, Rio Communities.

Remembrances and condolences may be sent to Noblin Funeral Services at

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