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Dorothy N. Hillje

Obituary for Dorothy N. Hillje

July 26, 1937 - September 23, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 80

... was very passionate about being a Registered Nurse ...


Dorothy N. Hillje, age 80, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Boerne, Texas. She was born on July 26, 1937 in Kerrville, Texas to James W. King and Dorothy Smith.

Dorothy graduated from Jefferson High School in 1955. She then attended Trinity University where she graduated with honors and became a Registered Nurse. She practiced for over 40 years. Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, Gus Carl Hillje at Central Christian Church in 1959. Dorothy was very passionate about being an R.N., so much that she had a valid license up until her passing. She worked in hospitals and private doctor's offices over the course of her career.

One of her fondest memories was tent camping through Europe, specifically Germany and Italy with Gus and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law. Among the many things she enjoyed were reading, spending time with her family and spoiling her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James King and Dorothy Gaines and her step-father, J.H. Gaines. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gus Carl Hillje; her son, Scott Hillje and his wife Lisa; her grandchildren, Ashley Hillje, Lane Hillje and Lauren Hillje.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Porter Loring on McCullough.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 4th in the chapel at Porter Loring with Pastor Kay Johnson officiating. Interment will be on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:15 am in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lane Hillje, Richard Wesley, Peter Pfrang, Terry Priest, Corey Friesenhahn and Martino Ortego.

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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