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Josephine “JoAnn” <I>Rubini</I> Hilliard

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Josephine “JoAnn” Rubini Hilliard

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death
24 Mar 2017 (aged 77)
Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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In Memory of

JoAnn Hilliard


August 13, 1939 - March 24, 2017



Obituary








Josephine Ann (Rubini) Hilliard
August 13, 1939 to March 24, 2017

Our mother was a ball of energy whose life embodied laughter, service to others, and most importantly, never ending support and love. JoAnn was the oldest of her siblings and born in Chicago to Fausto Frank and Catherine Rubini.
JoAnn loved her parents and was especially proud of her father who served in the Navy during WWII before moving to Silver Spring, Maryland. He was a very successful college football coach, was Director of Montgomery County Parks and Recreation and was deeply loved and respected by JoAnn.
After junior college JoAnn worked at Walter Reed, before marrying, moving to Texas and starting a family. Despite not being a native Texan, JoAnn considered San Antonio, with its endless sunny days, to be "her city." The hospitality she showed her friends and guests was praised constantly. JoAnn tirelessly served the local community in multiple organizations for forty years (PTA, Trinity Baptist Church, Meals on Wheels, and Windcrest Golf Club, to name a few). She also served the nation as a military spouse for twenty-five years.
She devoted herself to providing us every opportunity to be successful in whatever we wanted to do. Her love, support and encouragement was unfailing. You knew how passionately she loved her children because you could hear her voice 3 fields away. If you played soccer at Roosevelt HS between 1984 and 1992, then you played ping pong and ate pasta on her back porch before games. Over the years, many of you stopped by to see her, not us, when you were in town.
JoAnn treasured her family and friends. She diligently maintained innumerable deep friendships extending from her childhood in Maryland through becoming a passionate golfer who drove her bright pink golf cart at the Windcrest Golf Club over the past 10 years. Mom was great at bringing people of different backgrounds and interests, who may otherwise never have met, together in friendship.
She was an adoring grandmother, constantly supporting, encouraging, and recognizing the different needs and talents of each grandchild. She enjoyed many activities (golfing, traveling and walking) and was a skilled listener who could converse with anyone, about anything, with a smile on her face. It was a reflection of her outgoing personality, intelligence and wit.
JoAnn wanted to specifically thank BAMC for the amazing care she received as she battled cancer, and to Trinity Baptist Church, her countless friends and wonderful neighbors who surrounded her with love and encouragement, daily. Mom will be dearly missed, and continue to inspire, those who knew her. JoAnn leaves behind children: Mike Hilliard (Suzie), David Hilliard (Karen), Steven Hilliard (Paula), and Kelly Roush (Bart); siblings: Lenore Broughton (Bob), Ronald Rubini (Patti); and 8 grandchildren.
Visitation: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 30, Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Hwy. Celebration of Life Service: 10:00 am, Friday, March 31, Trinity Baptist Church, 319 E. Mulberry St. with a private Graveside Service to be held afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, you would honor JoAnn by making a donation to the Windcrest Golf Club, Inc., 8600 Midcrown, 78239 or to Trinity Baptist Church www.trinitybaptist.org/give, and by treating a friend to lunch.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in person or at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com.




In Memory of

JoAnn Hilliard


August 13, 1939 - March 24, 2017



Obituary








Josephine Ann (Rubini) Hilliard
August 13, 1939 to March 24, 2017

Our mother was a ball of energy whose life embodied laughter, service to others, and most importantly, never ending support and love. JoAnn was the oldest of her siblings and born in Chicago to Fausto Frank and Catherine Rubini.
JoAnn loved her parents and was especially proud of her father who served in the Navy during WWII before moving to Silver Spring, Maryland. He was a very successful college football coach, was Director of Montgomery County Parks and Recreation and was deeply loved and respected by JoAnn.
After junior college JoAnn worked at Walter Reed, before marrying, moving to Texas and starting a family. Despite not being a native Texan, JoAnn considered San Antonio, with its endless sunny days, to be "her city." The hospitality she showed her friends and guests was praised constantly. JoAnn tirelessly served the local community in multiple organizations for forty years (PTA, Trinity Baptist Church, Meals on Wheels, and Windcrest Golf Club, to name a few). She also served the nation as a military spouse for twenty-five years.
She devoted herself to providing us every opportunity to be successful in whatever we wanted to do. Her love, support and encouragement was unfailing. You knew how passionately she loved her children because you could hear her voice 3 fields away. If you played soccer at Roosevelt HS between 1984 and 1992, then you played ping pong and ate pasta on her back porch before games. Over the years, many of you stopped by to see her, not us, when you were in town.
JoAnn treasured her family and friends. She diligently maintained innumerable deep friendships extending from her childhood in Maryland through becoming a passionate golfer who drove her bright pink golf cart at the Windcrest Golf Club over the past 10 years. Mom was great at bringing people of different backgrounds and interests, who may otherwise never have met, together in friendship.
She was an adoring grandmother, constantly supporting, encouraging, and recognizing the different needs and talents of each grandchild. She enjoyed many activities (golfing, traveling and walking) and was a skilled listener who could converse with anyone, about anything, with a smile on her face. It was a reflection of her outgoing personality, intelligence and wit.
JoAnn wanted to specifically thank BAMC for the amazing care she received as she battled cancer, and to Trinity Baptist Church, her countless friends and wonderful neighbors who surrounded her with love and encouragement, daily. Mom will be dearly missed, and continue to inspire, those who knew her. JoAnn leaves behind children: Mike Hilliard (Suzie), David Hilliard (Karen), Steven Hilliard (Paula), and Kelly Roush (Bart); siblings: Lenore Broughton (Bob), Ronald Rubini (Patti); and 8 grandchildren.
Visitation: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 30, Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Hwy. Celebration of Life Service: 10:00 am, Friday, March 31, Trinity Baptist Church, 319 E. Mulberry St. with a private Graveside Service to be held afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, you would honor JoAnn by making a donation to the Windcrest Golf Club, Inc., 8600 Midcrown, 78239 or to Trinity Baptist Church www.trinitybaptist.org/give, and by treating a friend to lunch.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in person or at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com.




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  • Created by: Nita
  • Added: Apr 2, 2017
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/178032720/josephine-hilliard: accessed ), memorial page for Josephine “JoAnn” Rubini Hilliard (13 Aug 1939–24 Mar 2017), Find a Grave Memorial ID 178032720, citing Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA; Maintained by Nita (contributor 47966179).