Reed Norel Hill

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Reed Norel Hill, youngest of three sons of Gail Moore and Billy Hill, was born January 17, 1957, in Austin, Texas.

Note: Story from 2006 Hill Family Scrapbook.

Reed grew up in Austin, attended Jerry Joslin and St. Elmo elementary schools and Westlake junior/senior high school. He graduated from Westlake High School in 1975. He played the piano, was a swimmer and drum major of the band. He won all-state honors as a bassoonist and a scholarship to music camp at Interlochen, Michigan. He and cousins, Dewain Perry and Bryan Crittendon, went on a train trip through Mexico when they were high school seniors with their Grandmother, Mozelle Moore, and Aunt Colleen Moore.

Reed attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an accomplished musician, but he makes his living with computers.

Reed has lived and worked in several places—mostly on the East and West Coasts. He has traveled a lot. He took his mother, Gail, to Europe in 1986, where they visited six countries, traveling by Eurail.

September 16, 2006, Reed married Paul Andersen in a private outdoor ceremony at their home in Jamaica Plain, near Boston, Massachusetts. Massachusetts at that time was the only state in the union that recognized marriage between same sex couples. Paul and Reed had been together about five years. Reed currently works as a consultant for Harvard Pilgrim, a large healthcare provider in Boston.

Paul was born in Quebec, Canada. He attended Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked as analyst for John Hancock for the last 10 years.

Add 2010: Reed still works with computers from home. Paul is working as a construction and landscape contractor.


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