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Richard P. Hill 1921 - 2012
Richard P. Hill
Richard P. Hill

Richard P. Hill, 90, of Cornville died January 19, 2012. He was born December 1, 1921 in Peoria, Arizona the son of John T. and Nellie Hill.

He was graduated from Peoria Grade School and served his country as a sergeant in the Army with distinction.

Mr. Hill opened Halstead Sawmill in Cottonwood. He worked at the Phoenix Cement Plant for over thirty years and was also a rancher. He was a member of the Coconino and Verde Valley Sheriff’s Posse for over fifty years. He enjoyed rodeo and roping and ranching. He will be remembered as a great friend, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carrie Hill. He leaves daughters Pat Pennington (Harold) and Phyllis Pirtle (Darrell); a brother Don Hill (Babe) all of Cornville; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Private family services were held.

An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2012
Article comment by: Helen Cain

Our Deepest sympathy to the entire Hill family as we have known Dick and his family for quite sometime. He will be forever in our hearts.
Helen Cain,
Perry Cain and family
Lori Cain Savage and family

Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Article comment by: Peg Goode

Dick was a kind and gentle man. He will be missed by Jim and I.

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012
Article comment by: John Smith

To the entire family of Dick Hill our deepest sympathy goes to all of you we wish you the best. Again he was one hell of a man. John and Nancy Smith

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