William Dean Hill, 82, passed away Feb. 7, 2011. Survived by his siblings, Patricia Salvucci of Denver, Shirley (Robert) Kettner of McMinnville, Ore., Louise (Earl) Potter of Lakewood, Mary (Marvin) Motz of Alamosa, James (Janet) Hill of Toledo, Ohio and John (Cheryl) Hill of Phoenix, Ariz.; and sister-in-law, Linda Hill of Silver Spring, Md., Preceded in death by his brother, Perry Hill. William was born to Perry and Helen Hill on Feb. 29, 1928, in Hartman, Colo. He was raised on a farm in southeastern Colorado, educated at Ft. Hays College in Kansas and at USC in Pueblo. He retired as a Master Sargent after a 27 year military career in the US Army as an investigator and a historian in retirement. Member of Christ The King Church, Sons of Norway, Pikes Peak Posse of Westerners and American Legion. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with Msgr. Thomas Adrians as celebrant. Interment, Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Christ the King Church through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hill. He was a very sweet, patient gentleman. He spoke highly of his siblings and shared some of the adventures he had in his life. I was honored to meet him. Our condolences to his family from Linda, Dorothy and the Staff of Independent Hearts Home Care.

  2. Bill will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful Legionnaire and an ardent supporter of Boys and Girls State. Thanks Bill. LeMo

  3. Bill will be missed by so many dancers. He was always willing to help and to promote square dancing wherever his travels took him– I know that includes Heaven.

  4. So sorry to hear that Bill has gone to live with the Lord – but that would be a good place – it’s just that we can’t see, visit with, or dance with him any more. I met him several years ago at square dancing. I had the pleasure and opportunity to take him to church when he was dancing here in Wichita Falls. I was part of the host group and he inquired about catholic church services. I am catholic also. God is so good, always guides us to where we need to be, if we just listen. Have fun in heaven, Bill. Maybe you can even get a square dance going!!!

  5. I have square danced with Bill for 15 years. He was a very astute square dancer knowing all the calls thoroughly. We would discuss the execution of a call from unusual formations at each dance. All of us missed him at square dancing the last couple of years as his health deteriorated. I hope he loves the grand square in the sky that I am sure will welcome him with yellow rocks all around.

  6. Mr. Hill resided at Belmont Square Apartments for 26 years. He was full of life, loved to square dance, and read and write about history. He would frequently stop by the office with funny jokes and riddles he found off the internet. It was a pleasure and honor knowing you Mr. Hill. May you rest in peace. Our condolences to his family that he left behind.

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