- June 24, 1926 - July 26, 2011
- Denver, Colorado
of Gordon's Passing
- Memorials may be directed to Lutheran Family Services in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
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“Dear family of Gordon,
When my Christmas card came back this year, I looked for Gordon on the internet and found his obit. Gordon was a dear man...Read More »
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“Thinking of you all this morning as you gather to honor a man who has meant so many things to all of you throughout his life. Wsh we could be there...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Alan and Dianna Davidson - NM
“Dear Bob, Lynn and Todd and Families, We want to give you our most sincere sympathies for the loss of your Dad, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather. ...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jerry and Ellen (Dunn) Dougherty - MO
“Our condolences to you on the passing of Gordon. I traveled around the state and part of the country with Gordon as a part of the Iowa Land Title...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Chuck & Theresa Juhl - IA
“I came to know Gordon through the Iowa Land Title Association. I always liked and respected him. He was always helpful to me when I first bought...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Janet Rahmani - Red Oak, IA
“I remember Gordon from my childhood; he was my dad's Jack Brown's employer. After I started working in my father's office I would see Gordon at Iowa...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Lora Brown - Clear Lake, IA
“I never had the honor of meeting Gordon, but learned alot about him during my years of friendship with Todd and Erma. It is never easy to find the...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Danny Cannon & Tracy Donaldson - IA
“The years we lived in Bedford formed many good memories sharing with Gordon and family.
Our sincere sympathy goes out to his family. Due to...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Ron, Ann, Lynn, Larry, & Barb Sanson - IA
“I spent a lot of time at the Hill houshold while growing up and learned a lot of "life lessons" from them. Have a lot of lovely memories from...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Deb & Doug Maher - Stanton, IA
“I knew Gordon my entire life. His parents and my grandparents were very good friends. I still remember his mother coming out to our farm in Gravity...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Lucas Cade - Chandler, , TX
“I knew Gordon for many years. He was my mom's boss. He always had a smile on face and great attitude about life. I keep in touch with him while he...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Melissa Chesnut - Hopkins, MO
Funeral services for Gordon Hill, age 85 of Denver, Colorado, formerly of Bedford who passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Denver will be held Saturday, July 30, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford, Iowa. Visitation with the family greeting friends will be Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held in the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials may be directed to Lutheran Famimly Servcies in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Memories may be shared at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Ritchie Fuenral Home of Bedford.
Gordon Clinton Hill was born June 24, 1926 in Gravity, Iowa, to C.C. Hill and Geraldine (Miller) Hill. He attended Gravity Public Schools. Upon graduation in 1944 he was inducted into the United States Navy in the South Pacific until 1946. After discharge from the Navy he returned to Gravity and worked with his father in the auto repair business. On June 17, 1949 he was united in marriage to Irma (Wheeler) Stephenson.
Gordon and Irma moved to Bedford in 1952 and in 1954 they purchased the Elmer T. Brice insurance agency. In 1963 they purchased two abstract companies in Taylor County and combined them into Taylor County Abstract Company, which they owned and operated for decades. Gordon did abstract work, he brokered auto, home, health and life insurance and he was a Realtor and an appraiser. He and Irma also purchased Page County Abstract & Title Company. Gordon was the president of the Iowa Land Title Association twice.
Gordon lived briefly in the Tampa, Florida area from 2000-2003 before relocating to Denver Colorado. He enjoyed all his friends at Harvard Square Retirement Center, reading the Bedford Times-Press and spending time with family, especially going out to eat Chinese. Gordon passed peacefully on July 26, 2011 in the presence of his dear friend Barbara Quinlan.
Preceding Gordon in death were his parents C.C. and Geraldine.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Bob Hill and wife Laura of Denver, Colorado and Todd Hill of Naples, Florida; his daughter Lynn Bishop and husband Mark of Denver, Colorado; four grandchildren, Kristi Meyer and husband Chris of Lafayette, Colorado; Lisa Merlino and husband Jim of Broomfield, Colorado; Catherine Millard and husband Craig of Denver, and Chase Hill of Naples, Florida; six great grandchildren, Justin, Jake, and Ryan Meyer; Maggie and Allison Merlino; Sam Millard; and many friends.
Gordon will be greatly missed by his family and friends who will be comforted by loving memories of him.