|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1930|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 1996|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Herbert grew up in Salt Lake City, was active in the 4-H Club, was an eagle Scout, and was the first person to achieve the rank of Explorer Ranger in the State of Utah. He worked in the Scouting program for many years, and for the U.S. Geological Survey. Herbert graduated from the University of Utah in 1951 and later graduated from the U.S. Foreign Service Institute in Washington D.C. He did postgraduate work at Puget Sound University and Folk University in Stockholm, Sweden and Glasgow University in Scotland. Served with the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean War. Employed by the U.S. Navy Department and the U.S. State Department. Served with the U.S. State Department. Served with the U.S. Foreign Service in Stockholm, Sweden, Vienna, Austria, and Bombay, India. Taught Life Saving and Water Safety Red Cross, Y.M.C.A, and Girl Scouts.
His many calling in the LDS Church included home teacher, primary teacher, Sunday school teacher, Elders quorum presidencies, high priest group leaderships, Sunday school presidencies, military group leader and stake clerk. Hr graduated from the University of Utah Institute of Religion; and attended BYU prior to spending many years doing genealogy work for his family and others. Though he suffered many serous health problems throughout his life, he remained true and faithful to the trust imposed upon him. Written by Herbert Lee Hills during his last hospitalization.
Herb was a very hard worker. He worked at Mt. Olivet Cemetery as a teenager. He worked at a Safeway store, that was managed by Arthur Lind. He had a construction job at the Charleston Apartments, that was being built across the street from his parent's home in Salt Lake City. He worked many jobs, and paid his way through the University of Utah. He worked at the Salt Lake City YMCA. He worked at the Salt Lake City Health Department.
Herb started buying stocks when he was fourteen years old. He used the money he was earning from his many jobs, and was very succesful, in earning money from his investments.
Herb was trained as a sonar operator in the Navy. Then he was trained as a corpman. Herb was last stationed at the Clearfield Naval Base, in Clearfield Utah. He stayed on as a civilian for a year after his discharge. While he was at Clearfield, Herb rolled an ambulance over, while driving food and drink for the sailors. The big metal drink container kept hitting him, as the ambulance kept rolling over. He looked pretty beat up when the family first saw him in the hospital.
Herb did many things to earn money growing up. He fixed shoes in the basement of his parents home. He made wooden cup holders, and had a picture of them in the Salt Lake Tribune, with his sister, Nancy holding one. He sold boondoogle to the neighborhood children, and taught them how to make things with it.
Herb was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. A member of the Inter Collegiant Knights.
Herb did family history research for many years.
Herb was in great pain for many years. He had metal rods down his back. He said the only times he didn't hurt, were the times he spent doing work at the temple. He therefore spent much time doing temple work.
Herb had polio as a child. His grandmothr, Julia Bagley Hills took care of him, and massaged his legs. He was sick in the summer, and was able to go back to school in the fall. In later years his muscles were worn out, and he had difficulty walking.
Herb toured Europe, and stayed at youth hostels. He was in Hong Kong with the Navy, and brought back many lovely things to his family. He had beautiful suits made for himself there. He lived in Bombay and bought beautifully carved wooden items: trays, a small cabnet, etc. He had Hills family crests embroidered and plaques made of it.
Herb talked of the terrible poverty in India. Many people lived on the streets, and a wagon went around every day picking up the dead.
Herb learned to speak Swedish, while he worked for the United States Foriegn Service,and had a private tuitor. He practiced his Swedish on the little children in the park.
Herbert married Lois Ardell Moffat, 20 Dec 1976, in the Salt Lake Temple. They bought a big beautiful home in West Jordan Utah. Herb called it the Hills Hotel. Many family members came to stay with them on vacations. Herb and Lois also shared their home with nephews and nieces, while they were going to school in Utah.
Herbert Bagley Hills (1902 - 1993)
Gladys Evelyn Granger Hills (1904 - 1993)
Lois Ardell Moffat Hills (1930 - 2010)
Logan City Cemetery
Plot: A_ 90_ 48_ 8
Created by: Nancy Hills Lamps
Record added: Sep 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41588035