Martha Presnall Hill

Profile Updated: February 26, 2014
Residing In: Spring, TX USA
Occupation: Fire Prevention Officer/Fire Inspector
Children: no children
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I went to Blinn Jr Coll for a semester before getting out into the work force and getting married. Married in 1968 to Mark Hill who I met in summer school the summer before my senior year. My first "real" job was working for a mail order life insurance company. After that I went to work for an Attorney who had an office in the Montrose area, before it had anything associated with the name. Then I went into the banking industry for about 4 years. By then we had moved to south Montgomery County. I've been out in The Woodlands area since 1974. Started working for The Woodlands Fire Dept. in 1978 and have been there ever since. Dispatched for one year, was a firefighter for 13 years and have been in Inspections for new construction and licensured facilities for 17 years. Also, did community education for about 10 years, before the dept spun off that position. Mark and I were married until 1980. I now act as his caregiver and have for 3 years. He is in poor health and has no remaining family nearby. When Mark and I moved up to south Montgomery County in 1974 he got involved with the local volunteer fire dept. where we lived. He went through EMT and Paramedic training and established the first MICU ambulance in south county. I followed in his footsteps a couple of years later getting my EMT and then my Paramedic certification. I started volunteering as well with the local fire dept. When I finally gave up commuting to Houston to work, Mark introduced me to the Fire Chief of The Woodlands Fire Dept. and I got hired as a swing shift dispatcher. I did that for about a year. At that time The Woodlands F D was preparing to host a recruit class for firefighters. I had expressed an interest in getting the training to become a better dispatcher, but, right before the class started we lost one employee as a firefighter, so, Chief asked me if I would like to try being a firefighter. I said I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. Who would have guessed I would still be here 35 + years later. I am fortunate to live close to where I work and to my church, the two things that mean the most to me. My younger brother Edwin, who went by his middle name, Wayne, in school graduated in '69/'70. I think he was the last class that graduated mid semester. Ed was in southern Wisconsin for 8 years, then moved to New Mexico for a year and now resides in Tennessee and is still in the dog training business and also has an internet business. My younger sister, Marilyn, now Jones, graduated in '76 and was in the Guard. She and her family live out toward Katy. We grew up at Garden Oaks Baptist Church and so many of our friends at church were also at school. I am going to try to hold out till next year to retire, hopefully when I turn 66. I am getting impatient, though, and cannot say if I will be able to, I have so many things I would rather be doing. Hoping to retire somewhere in the hill country. My sister and her husband and I would like to get a place together, just haven't figured out the logistics, yet. Since I was not blessed with children, I have always had dogs in my life. One time as many as six, but, now only 3. One being a huge white Shepherd with a little Great Dane in her. The other two not nearly so big. A Rat Terrier and a Dachshund mix. They keep me happy.

School Story:

During my 1st semester at Waltrip we still lived on W 32nd St right off Lawrence which was just a block E of Shepherd. My parents new we were moving into the Waltrip district and so had me transfered from Reagan to Waltrip before we actually moved. My most fond memory was of a friend I had who was a year ahead of me that first semester. Her name was Sharon Richardson. She had an old Corvair, I believe. She used to pick me up and take me home, so my Mom wouldn't have to. We used to have the best time together. She was taking me home from school one afternoon and as we were crossing Shepherd on 34th, she had been going just a little fast for the dip onto Shepherd and when we came back up on 34th the whole muffler came off the car. Well, then the car sounded like a hot rod, so we were roaring with laughter as the car was roaring all the way to my house. I can also remember for a short period of time being friends with Shelley and what a hoot she was. She had a great sense of humor. I met my best friend Andrea Outlaw at church, but, we were lucky enough to also go to school together. I can remember being on the pep squad and yelling until we were hoarse at football games.

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Oct 20, 2019 at 8:17 PM

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Oct 17, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Doug, hope you have a blessed Happy Birthday in the sunshine state.

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Posted on: Oct 17, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Wanted to wish You a Very Happy Birthday, Ruth Ann. Remember you from years together in church. Pray you are doing well. Love you and Vesta.

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Oct 15, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Have a blessed Happy Birthday, Vicky. Enjoy tomorrow and the rest of the week.

Oct 15, 2019 at 1:03 PM

Have a Happy Birthday today, Debbie.

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Oct 11, 2019 at 1:44 PM

Just wanted to wish my childhood bestie a Very Happy Birthday.

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Oct 10, 2019 at 11:21 PM

Posted on: Oct 09, 2019 at 10:34 PM

ROBERT, have a Very Happy Birthday tomorrow. Enjoy.

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Oct 09, 2019 at 10:30 PM

Candy, pray you have an awesome Happy Birthday tomorrow. Enjoy. Would love to see you.

Oct 09, 2019 at 10:20 PM

Hope you’ve had a blessed Happy Birthday, Larry. Proud of your ff career. I served with The Woodlands FD for almost 40 years. Great career. Loved the different jobs I did. Hope you got to spend time with family and friends.

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Oct 07, 2019 at 12:08 PM

Marijane, how are you? Just browsing profiles and ran across you. How is the ranch doing? You were always a sweetheart in H S. Hope you are going to the mini reunion at Jimmy’s. Would love to see you.

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Oct 06, 2019 at 3:04 PM

Shirley, hope you have an awesome Birthday today. I friended you on fb. Looks like you have a wonderful family. Enjoy today with them.

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Oct 05, 2019 at 1:01 PM

Have a very blessed Happy Birthday, Dorothy. Enjoy. 70 is not so bad.

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Oct 03, 2019 at 8:23 PM

Hey, Bobby. Wanted to wish you a Very Happy Birthday. Hope you get to spend some time with family. Enjoy.

Oct 03, 2019 at 8:18 PM

Hey, Debbie, hope you’re having a wonderful, fun, blessed Happy Birthday today.

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Oct 01, 2019 at 10:39 AM

Linda, have a wonderful Happy Birthday, today. Enjoy your big birthday. Have a great day.

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Sep 29, 2019 at 9:29 AM

Gayla, pray you’re having a blessed Happy Birthday. 70 isn’t so bad. Enjoy your day.

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Sep 26, 2019 at 1:16 PM

Hope you’re having a Very Happy Birthday today, Jim. Enjoy.

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Sep 22, 2019 at 9:19 PM

Pat, a day late, but, pray you had a wonderful Happy Birthday. Enjoy your seventies. Not so bad.

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Sep 20, 2019 at 2:46 PM

Hope you’re having a wonderful Happy Birthday today, Steven. Rain here for last 3 days from Imelda. A little sun earlier, but, gone again. Enjoy your sunshine. Still have your cafe?

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