Orr Loren Hill

Orr, Hill obit(September 25, 1922 – April 1, 2015)

Orr Loren Hill, 92, joined his sweetheart Mavis, April 1, 2015, following her passing two weeks prior. He was born September 25, 1922, to Harvey Loren and Matilda Hill. Graduating from Gunnison Valley High School, he served as student body president. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and in the Korean War overseas as a medical corpsman.

He married Mavis Whitlock, August 28, 1946. He graduated with his B.S. from the University of Utah and his M.S. from Brigham Young University. He lived in Riverton and was employed by the Jordan School District and served as principal at five different schools. He was a co-organizer for one of Utah’s first schools for mentally and physically challenged children. He was the organizer and director of the Jordan School District Media Center until he retired to St. George.

He served on the Jordan School Board and Utah State School Board for eight years. He served as president of the Jordan Credit Union Board for 42 years. He was an organizer of Draper Bank and Trust and served on the executive board for 40 years. He was a reserve officer for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. He was a member of the Rivertone Quartet for 20 years, entertaining in Utah and Idaho.

He was active in his church, serving as a Bishop, on the High Council, and as Stake Mission President. He was an LDS temple worker for 25 years at the Jordan River and St. George Temples.

He is survived by daughter Robyn Bergstrom (Scott) Rexburg, Idah; sons Gary (Rebecca) Provo, Utah; Ronald (Kathy) Sebring, Florida; Steven (Shauna) Midvale, Utah; Scott (Maija-Liisa) Ogden, Utah;  15 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his sweetheart Mavis, and by sisters Pearl Hone, Erda Conder, Ruth Hill, Virginia Hill, and brother Royden Hill.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. at the Bloomington Hills 6th Ward Chapel at 750 Ft. Pierce Drive, St. George.
  • A viewing will be held Saturday, from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services at the chapel.
  • Interment will take place at Tonaquint Cemetery.

Orr also left specific instructions; in lieu of flowers, please take your family to dinner.

Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Orr’s online guestbook at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.


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