|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1922|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 2011|
Richard "Dick" Flint Hill left us quietly Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, without a big fuss as was his nature. He was 89 years young, having left us in his sleep far too soon.
Dick was born Nov. 3, 1922, to Cora Pearl Flint Hill and Joseph Melvin Hill. After graduating from Davis High School, he attended BYU before serving his country honorably with the 6th Marine Division during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He returned home and began his career as a farmer, dairyman and cattle rancher. He married Pauline Adams in 1946. They had four children and were later divorced. He married Arlene Folsom in 1971.
Dick was an example of a true gentleman, a good person and a hard worker who could never be outworked. He taught through his actions much more than through words. He was a real life cowboy who enjoyed his days in the Ogden Mounted Sheriff's Posse and Utah Cutting Horse Association. He was a member of the LDS Church. He farmed in Texas, Idaho and Utah, working into his '80s. He could grow anything and fix everything mechanical. We will all miss the vegetables from his garden, especially the tomatoes!
He loved to watch all sports, especially the home teams: the Darts, the Jazz, the Utes, Cougars, Wildcats, Aggies and Broncos. He enjoyed watching and participating in cutting horse competitions, and he had fond memories of watching his brother, Jack, play football. He was a great golfer who was proud of hitting a hole-in-one. He loved traveling and learning and having fun. He teased and joked and was an expert in the fine art of making a great deal. Above all else, he loved his family.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Ramona, Layton, Dale, Rex, LaRee, Jack and Carol Dean; his wives, Pauline and Arlene; and special friend, Ardis. He is survived by his brother,Joe Hill; his loving children, Jeff (Shannon) Hill, Jennifer (Kent) Whittaker, Tracy (Jean) Hill and Jerry (Tereena) Hill; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
He was a great man, he was our hero. We miss the twinkle in his eyes and that mischievous grin, his sense of humor, his kindness and generosity, but most of all, we miss him. We love you, Dad and Grandpa.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road in Layton, Utah. Interment will be in the Kaysville City Cemetery.
Posted in Obituaries on Friday, December 23, 2011 12:00
Joseph Melvin Hill (1890 - 1947)
Cora Pearl Flint Hill (1891 - 1981)
Pauline Kershaw Adams Hill (1929 - 1984)*
Urilla Arlene Christiansen Hill (1926 - 1982)*
Layton Flint Hill (1910 - 1927)*
Ramona Flint Hill Gailey (1913 - 1999)*
Dale Flint Hill (1917 - 1960)*
Rex Flint Hill (1919 - 1994)*
Richard Flint Hill (1922 - 2011)
Laree Flint Hill Stoker (1927 - 1987)*
Carol Dean Hill Page (1934 - 1997)*
Kaysville City Cemetery
Created by: Annie
Record added: Dec 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82298741
Added: Dec. 23, 2011