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Joy E. Clark-Hill

October 24, 1951 — May 23, 2022

Joy E. Clark-Hill

Joy’s story began in Nederland, Texas where she was the firstborn child of the late Howard and
Eva Clark. She was appropriately named as she brought much joy to the young couple. Her early
years were spent in Nederland, however the family temporarily moved to Oakdale, Louisiana
where Joy attended high school and graduated.

Joy had a lifelong passion for art and creativity. She was a musician and played the piano from a
young age. Often, she used her creativity in her career choices. In Beaumont, Texas she worked
as an interior designer and landscaper. She loved to tell how she redesigned Tracy Byrd’s house.
Of course she always had creative projects going at home, and she was a giver at heart. So she
was always creating something for someone that was “perfect” for them. She was also a
devoted mother to Dustin Chamberlain, whom she adopted the day he was born.

Eventually she found the love of her life, Francis “Stub” Hill, whom she married on June 22,
2003. After marrying, they retired and moved to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas in May of 2007
where they began living the life they had always dreamed of. There were many inspirations
there to allow Joy to practice her artistic ability. She soon joined the Village Pines Garden Club
and became fast friends with several of the women in the club. Her yard was always amazing
and considered one of the finest. For three years, she was involved in a team who traveled to
the Arkansas Governor’s home to decorate the historic mansion for Christmas. Her own home
was always a showplace at Christmas.
For the last five years Joy was a member of the Artists’ Workshop Gallery in Hot Springs and
curator for a period of time during her tenure there. She displayed her talent for mixed media
and various forms of art, both contemporary and modern abstract. She became quite
renowned in the area and had even more exciting opportunities opened to her at the time of
her death. She was often known to say that she had lived her whole life to create art and have
it bring joy into people’s lives.

Her life will forever be cherished by her loving husband of 19 years Francis “Stub” Hill of Hot
Springs Village, Arkansas, her son, Dustin Chamberlain, Beaumont, Texas, Dawn Roberts and
husband Cooper of Auburn, Kansas, and Darrin Hill of Topeka, Kansas. Also, her sister Faith
Clark Meaux and husband Mark of Beaumont, TX, her brother Randy Clark and wife Renee’ of
Beaumont, Texas. Along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be a private celebration of life held in Texas and also in Arkansas at a later date.

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