“George Hill, Former Seventy, Dies,” Ensign, July 2001, 77
George Richard Hill III, formerly a member of the Seventy, died on 22 April at age 79.
Elder Hill was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy on 4 April 1987 and was sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy when it was organized in 1989. He was released on 3 October 1992. Prior to his call as a General Authority, he had served in two general Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association superintendencies and as a regional representative.
Born 24 November 1921 in Ogden, Utah, he was a scientist who had served as dean of the College of Mines and Mineral Industry at the University of Utah and as director of the Office of Coal Research for the Department of the Interior.
He is survived by his wife, Melba, and their seven children.