Mary Linda Hill

1951 ~ 2022


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1933 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 3, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Graveside Services

Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 4, 2022 11:00 AM


Mary Linda Hill, a loving, caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend returned to Heavenly Father peacefully on March 27, 2022 at the age of 71.

She was born on February 24, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joseph Pollary and Chessie Pollary. She was the youngest of 4 children. Her whole life was an example of unselfish love, compassion, and service to others.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a convert and was baptized at the age of 15. She was later married and sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple. She always maintained an incredibly strong belief and testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Mom completed 2 years of college at the University of Utah. She was an officer in the Lambda Delta Sorority as the pledge mistress. She would tease that she had over 40 years of extended education in helping her children and grandchildren with their homework.

Mom loved her children above all else. As a single mother, she raised and protected all 5 of us. Mom had to fight for everything she had, but she always said that her children made her rich with everything she needed. When things got hard, she would put her faith and trust in the Lord.
Mom was one of the first Candy Stripers in Utah, to volunteer over 1,000 hours of service.

She began her career as a kitchen worker in the Salt Lake City Public School District. She later became the secretary over the nutrition program. She finished her career as the Nutrition Director at Rowland Hall. Finding a career that allowed her to be a fulltime mom was extremely important to her.

Mom’s hobbies included golf and bowling. She once took 1st place against 45 other women by defeating her best friend and teammate on the final hole. She continues to hold the highest bowling score in our family at an incredible 256. Later in life, she loved to read, walk on the treadmill, and ride her bike. She loved her Diet Coke nearby.

Mom made many friends throughout her life. Some of her greatest friends she met at Clayton Junior High and Highland High School. She especially looked forward to her monthly breakfast with Karma, Corine, Sharon, Shirley and Jan.

Mom loved being a grandma and hearing her grandchildren laugh. She would often share her love through a written letter or a personalized poem.

We will miss her beyond words! We know in our hearts that Joe is taking good care of her and was there to welcome her home.

She is survived by her children Jason (Julie), Becky (Greg), Sarah and Ben (Maren). Her sister Caroleen May and brother and life long friend Rod Pollary. She is preceded in death by her son Joe and sister Cathleen Swain.

A viewing will be held on Sunday April 3rd, 2022 at the church located at 1933 South 2100 East from 6-8PM. The family prayer will be given at the close of the viewing. A graveside service for close family and friends will be held on Monday, April 4th at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery (3401 S. Highland Drive). The services will begin at 11:00AM. A luncheon will be provided back at the church following the graveside services. To watch the services online, please click on the blue "Watch Services" button to the right of her picture.

We love you Mom and Grandma!


I’m so sorry to hear of aunt gir’s passing she was a wonderful woman and friend I love her and her family so many Memories

- Dan sandquust

Mary was a great lady, always thinking of others and serving others. Her family is just like her. She was a great Mother, Grandmother, a friend to all. Our children and her children grew up together. The funeral service was very nice. A lot of people will miss her! Till we meet again. Love Janice Jones

- Janice Jones

Our deepest condolences to the family.
On behalf of Zivana Jurisic, Lorena Magdaleno, Geri Mondragón, Ronnie, Theresa Espinosa and many more wonderful people you surround us with, we thank you for your loving soul, thank you our Mary Hill. You will always be in our heart ❤️

- Your kitchen team at rowland Hall

My mary, my boss, today was difficult to see you rest but we should see it as a celebration of life, the life that I thank god for having you as part of mine. I thank you for everything you did for me and my family, I thank you for being the best boss ever, I thank you for your silliness and making our job enjoyable and for always being you and having your wonderful family. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday,unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear. Our condolences to the whole family

- Ronnie

Mary, I can't believe you're gone. I've known you ever since the 10th grade at Highland High. You are such a caring, sweet girlfriend. May your wonderful kids remember you always and strive to live by your example. May they feel peace in knowing you are happy and excited to be with Joe again. Bless you, Mary, and your family.. Your pal, Shirley

- Shirley A Keiser

I will miss my "Utah Grandma" and am so glad for the interactions I had with her! It is amazing the profound influence she had on her kids and grandkids. Sending my love and prayers to the Hill family! Love you all!

- Kiki Axthelm

Oh Mary, Words cannot convey how very sad I am at your parting. You have been the best of friends and an example of good cheer, patience and love to all who knew you. My sincere condolences to all of your dear family. I know how you loved them and cared for them all your life. I love you Mary,
Sharon Klein Neyme

- Sharon L Neyme

much love to gir from all.

- mark

Love Mary. Sending love and prayers to all the wonderful Hill family.

- Emlyn Poelman Stutz

We loved her. She always had a smile on her face. She was a joy to be around
So sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayer

- Chet and Renate Allen

From our family. We will miss her. She was fun to be around. I loved watching her kids when I was young. Iwe loved the reunion times. We love all of you. We wished we could be there to honor her. May God bless you all with streanth at this time. Love, Nanette,and cliff. Tracy, and Lynette, and family.

- Lynette Sandquist

Mary was one of the sweetest ladies that I have had the fortune to work with. She was genuinely concerned about doing her best and taking care of all the kids at school. She always joked, laughed, and affectionately called me "Boss" as we shared the same birthday. She spoke about her children frequently and always wanted the best for them. My life has been enrichened by my friendship with Mary and interactions with her family. May the sweet memories of this wonderful lady sustain all family and friends at this time.
Kevin "Boss" Hanson

- Kevin D Hanson

I love you Gir

- Ted May

So sorry for your. She was a very sweet lady and always enjoyed visiting with her at familu reunions. Sending love to all the family.

- Tracy Sandquist and Nanette Sandquist Langston

You are great friend and I am very sorry for your loss, Jason. Me and our work team will always be here for you. I hope your mother rests easy.

- Martin Dueñas