OBITUARY

Anne Marie Hill

August 28, 1935November 20, 2021

Our sweet mother, Anne Marie Gregson Hill returned home to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 20th after a long and valiant battle with Dementia and Multiple Myeloma. Anne was born August 28, 1935 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Thomas Thaddeus and Cordelia Gregson. She was both the youngest and only girl in the family. She spent her childhood trying to keep up with her older brothers which included riding a horse bareback by the age of 5, jumping out of barns (causing temporary paralysis) and developing a lifelong love of sports. While in high school she was a star basketball player for the Cardston Cougars, leading her team to the Western Canadian Championship.

At the age of 21 she moved to Salt Lake City with her parents and worked at a bank in the same building as a gentleman who held the water fountain for her. She married her chivalrous water fountain man, Melvin “Bud” Hill, April 21,1961. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. In 1963 they built their home in Holladay where they remained until their respective deaths.

Anne loved her family, friends and home. She loved gardening and rarely had a weed in her flowerbeds. During the summer months she could usually be found on her hands and knees maintaining her beautiful yard. She kept busy during the winters raising five children and bowling in various leagues. She was an avid fan of the Utah Jazz and University of Utah and loved attending all the football and basketball games. The one lesson I think we all learned from Mom is just to love. And mom loved well. She had the easiest laugh, gave the best hugs, and nearly always was smiling. Her front porch was always a gathering place for watching the neighborhood children and visiting with friends and neighbors.

Anne was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had various callings in Primary, Young Women and Relief Society, but her favorite was the many years she served in the Young Women’s sports program. She had a testimony of her Savior and an absolute faith in Him.

Anne is survived by her daughters: Sandra Dorius, Cindy, Debbie and Jana Hill. Grandchildren: Kirsten, CJ, Geoff, Austin (Alisha), Samuel Dorius, great grandchildren Thad Morgan and “baby boy” Dorius, and many extended family members including Betty Gregson, Medra Gregson, Chris Smith, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Melvin “Bud”, son Wayne, Granddaughter Elizabeth, son-in-law Todd Dorius, parents, brothers and extended family members. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Utah Cancer Specialists for their compassion and excellent care of our mom, specifically Dr. Gregory Litton and Louise Tobey PA-C, as well as the excellent staff at Valeo Hospice.

A viewing will be held at Wasatch Mortuary (3401 So Highland Drive) on Sunday, November 28th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and again on Monday, November 29th from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Holladay First Ward (2065 E 4675 So). Funeral services will be Monday, November 29th at 12:00 pm with interment at Redwood Memorial Estates. Funeral services will be available on Zoom https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://zoom.us/j/98670791683__;!!M2D_dUfSiN4E!cX1NUZ9cjPPPH1sV8QiFnTJKEduJgYfNNIlh0sKxuZWjz8__h4UOlsS_UpAQOsIYNg5o6e_u$

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas Thaddeus and Cordelia Gregson, Parents (deceased)
  • Melvin “Bud” Hill, Beloved Husband (deceased)
  • Anne is survived by her daughters: Sandra Dorius, Cindy, Debbie and Jana Hill. Grandchildren: Kirsten, CJ, Geoff, Austin (Alisha), Samuel Dorius, great grandchildren Thad Morgan and “baby boy” Dorius, and many extended family members including Betty Gregson, Medra Gregson, Chris Smith, and many nieces and nephews.
    She is preceded in death by her husband Melvin “Bud”, son Wayne, Granddaughter Elizabeth, son-in-law Todd Dorius, parents, brothers and extended family members.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • CJ Dorius, Pallbearer
  • Geoff Dorius, Pallbearer
  • Austin Dorius, Pallbearer
  • Samuel Dorius, Pallbearer
  • Mike Monson, Pallbearer
  • Scott Monson, Pallbearer
  • Eric Anderson, Pallbearer
  • Chris Short, Pallbearer
  • Thad Morgan, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Evening Viewing

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

  • Viewing

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 29, 2021

Memories

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Kathryn Orton

November 29, 2021

Dear Girls, Your dad was our bishop when we moved into our home in Holladay in 1977, and your mother and I served in Primary together back in the day when it was held during the middle of the week. We also shared sons--Michael and Wayne. Your home was a second home for Michael, and like everyone, he always felt welcome there. Sandra was one of my Laurels, and your back yard hosted many swimming activities for the young men and women in our ward. So many good memories of your family! There is a grand reunion taking place right now, and I hope you girls will take good care of each other as you look forward to another great reunion one day. Our prayers and best wishes to each of you. Kathryn Orton

Dave Fox

November 28, 2021

The Hills have been an anchor to our neighborhood for years. It hurts to have Anne gone but so happy to think of her reunions. We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you. What a beautiful and exemplary family. May the Lord’s choicest blessings be with you at this time and always.

bob anderson

November 28, 2021

What a wonderful "circle" to grow up in. Anne and Bud watched us play a variety of games in the circle and they were never shy with a comment or two........Anne will be missed.

GO UTES!

Bob Anderson

Holli McReynolds

November 27, 2021

Sending all our love and prayers to family and friends. I will always remember this beautiful lady and her kind ways and wonderful laugh in the ward I grew up in with her daughter Debbie and her family. She will be missed!! But never forgotten, I know she will be watching over you.

Rea Gregson Skelton

November 25, 2021

Dear Hill Family

I was sad to read in the Deseret News of Anne's passing.
I was born and raised in Cardston , now live in Lethbridge, Alberta.
I just wanted to reach out and offer my sympathy and love.
If, at a later date, some of the family would like to reach out
to my email, I will respond.
Rea Gregson Skelton

Shirley Ninow

November 24, 2021



Dear Sandra, Cindy, Debbie, Jana and families.
So sorry to lean of your Mother's passing. As you know we were very good friends as we worked at the Royal Bank of Canada in Cardston, Alberta. When I moved in to live with the Gregsons we spent lots of fun times together. We share the same middle name and we even had some clothes alike. Missed your Mom very much when they moved to Salt Lake. We were able to find each other again when we moved to Taylorsville. Considered and loved her like a sister. You girls take care of each other. May Heavenly Father bless and watch over of you.

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FROM THE FAMILY