A memorial service will be held Nov. 8 for Frances Snowden “Snowie” Hill Myers, a lifelong horsewoman and active steeplechase owner who died Sept.6 at Anne Arundel Hospital in Maryland. The service will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Upper Marlboro, Md.
In the current season, she raced Rudyard K, who is trained by her son F. Hill Parker and finished second in the Iroquois Steeplechase’s $75,000 Marcellus Frost Novice Stakes.
She was born July 28, 1938, in Washington, D.C., the daughter Daviette Ficklin Hill and Francis William Hill.
She graduated cum laude from Holton-Arms School and Vassar College, winning awards in the study of geology and geography. She worked for the National Geographic Society for 27 years and was a senior member of the cartographic and editorial divisions.
She had a passion for fox hunting and showed hunters and jumpers in addition to her steeplechase activities. She was active in the Marlborough Hunt Club and the Marlborough Pony Club.
She was a member of the Sulgrave Club, the Colonial Dames, the National Society of the Daughters of the Barons of Runnemeade, the Society of Descendants of Lords of the Maryland Manors, the Forest Garden Club, and the Inkhorns.
In addition to F. Hill Parker, she is survived by her husband, John M. Myers; her former husband, Ellis J. Parker; son Ellis Stuart Parker; five granddaughters, and a niece and nephew.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations Holton-Arms School, 7303 River Road, Bethesda, Md. 20817. Donations may be made online at www.holton-arms.edu/giving or at (301)365-6065.
Donations also can be made Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro, Md. 20733.
For the time of the memorial service, please call Joseph Gawler’s Sons at (202) 966-6400, or Trinity Episcopal Church at (301) 627-2636.