Mary Isabelle Blue Hilliard
Last updated 1/4/2007 at Noon
Mary Isabelle Blue Hilliard, 95, died December 27, 2006, at home in the Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino County, CA. She was born May 13, 1911, at home in La Rue, Marion County, OH.
Isabelle’s long life included high athletic and intellectual achievements in tennis, golf, bowling and international-level bridge. She first hiked the Big Bear Valley and the Eastern Sierra in the 1920s and enjoyed camping and fishing, at which she also excelled.
Isabelle’s only marriage lasted over 50 years, ending too soon when husband Hugh died in 1987. Isabelle and Hugh had two children, who both surviv...