(Mar. 12, 2001)
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the First Presbyterian Church in Cody for Edward H. Hill, 72, Cody, who died Monday, March 12 at the University of Utah Medical Center Burn Unit in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mr. Hill died of complications from injuries he sustained in a fire at his home on Feb. 23, 2001.
He was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Mitchell, Neb., to Henry and Katherine (Michaelis) Hill. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Montana and then to Powell. He was graduated from Powell High School in 1946.
In January, 1951, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served with the Military Police while stationed in California. During his tour of duty, he made many life-long friends. He was discharged in 1953.
Upon his return from military service, he met Juanita Jensen. They married on Nov. 21, 1953. From 1953 to the mid-1970s, he worked for his brother, Henry, at Graham and Hill Trucking as a diesel mechanic and truck driver. He then went to work for Dick Jones Trucking. His knowledge and skill as a mechanic earned him great respect among the many drivers he befriended over his 35-year career.
He enjoyed working with his family and friends on numerous home repair projects. He was always willing to lend a hand until his health began to decline.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Cody Elks Lodge No. 1611.
Survivors include his wife of Cody; daughter Heidi Stoeckel and husband Ed and their daughters, Amanda and Laurel of Denver, Colo.; daughter Monica Martin and husband Rick and their children, Brian, Alex and Ricki of Cody; son Robin Hill and wife Diane and their children Caitlin and Jordan of Shepherd, Mont., and son Roscoe Hill and wife Robin Ellen of Casper. He is also survived by sister Barbara Friend and husband Doug of Cody and a sister Esther of Tucson, Ariz., and numerous nieces and nephews.
His family will always remember the annual Fourth of July gatherings at Uncle Ed's house, and he will be remembered for the love he had for his family and his sense of humor.