Gayle Browning Hill, 84, of Billings and formerly Nashua Montana, passed away on May 7, 2019 at Highgate Senior Living. Gayle was born December 19, 1934, in Glasgow, Montana, to Gordon and Myrtice (Calfee) Browning. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1953 and married her high school sweetheart, Jim Hill, in 1955.
A loving mother and homemaker, Gayle enjoyed attending all her children’s sporting events, taking family vacations, bowling, hunting, fishing, and playing bingo at Highgate. In her later years, she became a big Gonzaga basketball fan – Go Zags!
Gayle was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 45 years, Jim. She was also preceded in death by her son, Stuart, and her brothers, Gordon (Buzz) Browning and Warren Brown.
Gayle is survived by her children, Lori (Rick) Viste, Charlene (Dennis) Critelli, Doug Hill, Brian (Belinda) Hill, and Tom (Dawn) Hill; her brothers, Russ (Marcia) Brown, Bob (Debbie) Brown and Merle Browning; her sister Nicki Brown and sister-in-law Katie Brown. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brandon Fullerton, Tyler (Aubrie) Viste, Kyle (Jessie) Viste, Tori Hill, Tessa Hill, Drew Hill, Derek Hill, Miranda Hill, and Grant Hill. She had one great-grandchild, Ann Coe-Fullerton. A family memorial will be held at a later date.