Sister Lou Anne Hill, OP (Madeleine) entered eternal life
on Saturday, April 18, 2020; Sister Lou Anne was born in Greensboro, NC, April
25, 1929, to the late Arthur and Frances Leonard Hill. She was predeceased by
her siblings Arthur Hill, Francis “Smitty” Hill, Patricia Matthews, Homer Hill,
and Richard Hill. She is survived by her sister Barbara Trahan and husband
Clyde of La Marque, TX; Vernon Hill and wife Severa of Carencro, LA; Glen Hill
and wife Kathi of Katy, TX; Sisters-in Law June Hill of Lumberton, TX, Helen
Hill of Burnet, TX, and Kim Hill of Vidor, TX. She is also survived by several cousins,
nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Sr. Lou Anne graduated from Beaumont High School in
Beaumont, TX, in 1946 and entered the Dominican Sisters of Houston on February 15,1947. She earned a B.A. in Mathematics
and Physical Science at Dominican College, Houston, and Certification in Medical
Technology at St. Joseph School of Medical Technology. She completed advanced
studies in Anaerobic Bacteriology, Basic Infection Control, Management Skills, and
Computer Programming at other professional institutions.
Sr. Lou Anne served in education at Sacred Heart School
in Houston; Sacred Heart School in Galveston; Dominican High School in
Galveston; St. Francis de Sales High School in Riverside, CA; St. Paul High
School in Santa Fe Springs, CA; St. Agnes Academy in Houston; and St. Pius X
High School in Houston. She tutored at Tenney School in Houston and continued
her ministry as a private tutor. She also served as a Medical Technologist at
Houston Diagnostic Laboratory in Houston, Northeast Medical Center Hospital in
Humble, TX, and National Health Laboratory in Houston. She served as an
Infection Control Practitioner in M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and as
a Clinical Microbiologist at LabCorp in Houston.
Sr. Lou Anne had a ready smile and pleasant demeanor. She
was devoted to her students, many of whom credit their success to her
mentoring. She will be remembered for her excellent teaching style, her generosity
of spirit, her love of dogs, and her crocheting and needlepoint.
Visitation, reception, and
graveside services will be private due to COVID-19. A Service of Remembrance
and a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date, at which time family and
friends are welcome to participate. In lieu of the usual remembrances,
donations may be made to Dominican Sisters of Houston, 6501 Almeda Road,
Houston, TX, 77021.