Hill, Clovis Lee

Hill, Clovis Lee
Hill, Clovis Lee

Grave visited and Deceased Remembered on 1/11/2018 By Dan and Denise Scott.             

Clovis Lee Hill, 87, passed away peacefully at Sun Garden Terrace, Lemon Grove, CA on July 13, 2007.
Born in Seattle on March 22, 1920, he grew up in Prescott, Arizona. He taught English and journalism at Helix High School from 1953 until his retirement in 1984. In 1970, he was named Outstanding Journalism Educator for the state of California by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. During his career he coached his students to sixteen sweepstakes awards in regional journalism competitions. He also taught at SDSU and BYU. He was a John Hay Fellow at Yale University in 1961. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II from 1942-46 and upon discharge married Carol Lunt. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among other callings, he was a missionary, a Bishop, and a Stake Patriarch. Throughout his life he personified those virtues attributed to the “Greatest Generation.” He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol; his brother, Vernon; his four children, Kathleen, Bradley, David and Dianne; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 18th, at 12:00 at the LDS Chapel, 8472 Blossom Lane, Lemon Grove, CA. Viewing will be at 11:00. Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park. Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on July 17, 2007

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2 thoughts on “Hill, Clovis Lee

  1. Correction. Mr Hill Retired from teaching at Helix High School in 1980, not 1984.He retired after my sophomore year at Helix. He was a great English teacher. He was the best English teacher I ever had in all my years of schooling. I will always remember and appreciate him as a teacher and as a person.

  2. In 1991 Mr. Hill gave me my patriarchal blessing when I was 18 yrs. Old. I was just reading my blessing and wondered about the patriarch that read me my blessing. I had to google his name. Even though that was my first and last time meeting Mr. Hill during my reading, I remembered the spirit that was present as he blessed me. Bless you and God bless you & your family!

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