Hallie M. Sills
DOVER- Hallie Marie Sills, 27, of Malibu, CA, died December 6, 2019, after waging a long, fierce battle against addiction. She leaves her parents Greg and Laureen Sills and brothers Gregory (GT) and Danny.
Ms. Sills attended Malibu Pres Nursery School, Our Lady of Malibu, and Malibu middle and high schools. She also attended Art Institute of San Francisco and Evergreen University in Washington State.
Her passion for animals was evident from an early age. Her first rescues were Spotty and Brownie, the feeder mice she saved from clutches of the pet store snakes. Every lizard at OLM came home in her lunch box in the safety of a freshly made nest. At the age of 11, she had the good fortune to meet her idol, Steve Irwin, to whom she proudly proclaimed (in an Australian accent) “Look mate, I was tagged by a wild boar,” which was true. She was bitten by a wild pig in the Bahamas.
As she got older, Ms. Sills worked with many animal rescues and was able to find her cherished fur-baby, “Booger,” in a dumpster near Santa Barbara. She was about to realize her dream to open her own doggie day care in Vermont called “Downward Dog.” She had the location and the paperwork in motion and hoped to get the project moving once the weather warmed up.
Ms. Sills was also a fearless defender of so many causes including the Women’s March, the rights of her LGBTQ friends, and was a proud supporter of Bernie Sanders.
She was also a gifted visual artist and her works are hung with love around her family home. She was a lover of all genres of music and prided herself on bringing the newest sounds to all of her friends and family, while she danced herself silly to the new tunes.
The sad truth of her life is that her sweet soul was no match for the cunning ravages of addiction. Ms. Sills hated her addiction and wanted to live her simple dreams and be happy with her dogs, music, art, friends, and family.
There are no words to express the heartbreaking loss her friends and family feel with the death of such a sensitive and gentle soul. They mourn the loss of all her dreams that could have been. All the animals she could have rescued mourn with them.
In honor of this dear sweet rescue angel, please consider a contribution to The Hallie Sills Memorial Animal Rescue Fund (through GoFundMe) which will provide donations to the many animal charities Ms. Sills loved.
Alternately, contributions can be made to Cri-Help where she passionately worked to find sobriety at www.cri-help.org.