Margaret Hunt Hill
|Margaret Hunt Hill|
|Born||October 19, 1915
Lake Village, Arkansas
|Died||June 14, 2007 (age 91)
|Education||Mary Baldwin College|
|Spouse(s)||Albert Galatyn Hill, Sr.|
|Children||3, including Lyda Hill|
|Parent(s)||H. L. Hunt and Lyda Bunker|
Margaret Hunt Hill (1915–2007) was an American heiress and philanthropist.
Margaret Hunt Hill was born on October 19, 1915, in Lake Village, Arkansas. Her father was H. L. Hunt (1889–1974) and her mother, Lyda Bunker (1889-1955). She had six siblings: Caroline Rose Hunt (born 1923), H. L. Hunt III (1917–2005), Lyda Bunker Hunt (born and died in 1925), Nelson Bunker Hunt (1926–2014), William Herbert Hunt (1929), and Lamar Hunt (1932–2006).
She worked as an assistant for her father, until she got married.
Together with her husband, she built two luxury resorts in Colorado Springs, Colorado: the Garden of the Gods Club and the Kissing Camels Club. She also landscaped the Falcon Stadium of the United States Air Force Academy in 1962.
She founded the Dallas County Heritage Society, where she served as a Director throughout her life. She also served as Vice President of the Dallas Historical Society. From 1981 to 1987, she served on the Governor's Texas Historical Society, and from 1981 to 1988, as a Treasurer of the Friends of the Governor's Mansion. Together with Van Cliburn (1934–2013), she served as co-Chairman of the 60th Anniversary of the Discovery of the East Texas Oil Field. The ceremony was held at the East Texas Oil Field Museum, which she helped create.
She sat on the Board of Directors of the Garden Club of America. Moreover, she founded the Kissing Camels Garden Club and served as President of the Junior League Garden Club and the Founders Garden Club.
In 1991, together with her sister Caroline, she paid for the restoration of Hilltop, an 1810 building on the campus of Mary Baldwin College which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
She was a recipient of the 1990 Flora Award, the Zone IX Creative Leadership Award from the Garden Club of America, the National Philanthropy Award from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1996, the Award for Excellence from the Dallas Historical Society in 1999, the Gertrude Shelburne Award from Planned Parenthood, the Family of the Year Award from the YWCA in 2000, and an honorary degree from her alma mater, Mary Baldwin College.
She was married to Albert Galatyn Hill, Sr. (1904–1988). They had three children: