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Carol-Faith Murray Hill, age 82, passed away Christmas Eve at Sunrise Assisted Living facility in La Jolla, CA, on Dec. 24, 2010. Carol succumbed to the challenges of a stroke in 2005.

Carol led a full and extraordinary life that began in New Jersey, and she lived in the Barber track area of La Jolla for more than 60 years.

Carol was offered a full scholarship to MIT in physics, but she turned it down to pursue her degree at Antioch College in Dayton, Ohio. She was a retired teacher and taught English at Point Loma High School.

She was an avid traveler and circumnavigated the globe twice. She was a wordsmith and wrote crossword puzzles in her free time and published in the New York Times. Carol was a member of the La Jolla Garden club and supported the arts, local museums and the zoo.

Carol was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur B. Murray ’50, and her second husband, Nellis E. Hill; her sister, Judith P. Hickmon; her nephew, James R. Hickmon Jr.; and a twin niece, Rachel Hickmon. Carol is survived by her other twin niece, Robin Hickmon-Carroll of Sebastian, Fla.

A private service and burial at sea was held. In lieu of flowers, Carol would like you to patronize the arts.