In loving memory of Gary Alan Hill, 80, of St. George, Utah, who passed away May 17, 2018, at home of complications related to COPD. Gary was born January 23, 1938, on his parents farm near Stanhope, Iowa, to Blaine Hill and Arzelle Andrews Hill, the 4th of 5 children. He was a premie weighing just 3 lbs.; his mother was a victim of polio. At the age of five, the family moved to Commerce, CA, where he attended Rosewood Park Grammar School, Eastmont Jr. High School and graduated from Montebello High School in 1956. In 1958 he married Sandy Barnes and they had one daughter, Laura; they divorced in 1961. In 1968 Gary met “The Love Of His Life,” Beverly. They were together for 48 years and lived in Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, finally settling in St. George, UT in 2004. They resided there until May 19, 2017, when they began ‘the trek’ to Naples, FL. While driving to Naples, Gary developed double pneumonia and was hospitalized a total of 51 days. While in Florida they rode out Hurricane Irma while hospitalized at Landmark Hospital. Gary and Beverly returned to St. George, UT, October 30, 2017,
Gary was a salesman and worked selling drapery fabric in Los Angeles and eventually the sales of wholesale carpet. He also worked as a on-call trainer for Supra Products where he traveled the U.S. and Canada training real estate agents to use lock boxes.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Beverly, twin brothers Jay and Gene and his younger brother Mike. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of St. George, daughter Laura Hubbard (Mark) of Costa Mesa, CA, Kathleen Munn (Max) of Avila Beach, CA, granddaughters Jessica Rigdon (Mike), Julie Hubbard, Jacquelyn Hubbard, Jayne Hubbard, grandsons James Hubbard, Shaun and Kyle Lauren, and one great-grandson Cyrus Rigdon, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Gary was cremated; a Celebration of Life will be held at Sunbrook community Center, St. George, UT, May 29, 2018, 1-3 PM, and June 16, 2018, in Costa Mesa, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Best Friends Society, Kanab, UT, and mailed to Hughes Mortuary.