Janis A. Strid-Hill, 64, died July 22, 2013, surrounded by her family and friends. She was the wife of Chris Hill of New Fairfield.

She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and relocated, with her family to New Milford, where she spent most of her childhood years.

She loved animals beginning in her youth with her horse, Chica, and carrying on through her adult life. She was a rescuer of German Shepherds right up until the time of her passing. She had a great love for her two most recent rescues, Major and Rebel.

She loved nothing more than to curl up with a good mystery or romance novel. Family and friends were most important to her, especially when sharing an afternoon at a backyard picnic.

She was known for her friendly smile and quick wit which she would share with others while they sipped their morning coffee at the Mobil in New Fairfield.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Doris Munson, of New Milford; her children, Janis "Tootsie" Strid, John Strid and Jamie Barney, and her husband, Kenny, all of New Fairfield; three grandchildren, Austin, Mikayla and Jenna, of New Fairfield; and two brothers, Sam Munson and Bruce Munson, of New Milford. She was predeceased by her father, William Triplett, formerly of New Milford.

A celebration of life will be held Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at a sunset candlelight ceremony over Squantz Pond in New Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to D.A.W.S., 147 Grassy Plain St., Bethel, CT 06801, or to the New Fairfield-Sherman Animal Welfare, P.O. Box 8221, New Fairfield, CT 06812.

Green Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of arrangements.