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A. Hill

November 30, 1932 — January 19, 2014

Dave Hill, 80, of Boulder, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at Juniper Village Memory Care in Louisville, Colo. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the CU Stadium Club at Folsom Field. Dave was born on Jan. 22, 1933 to Fern (Swanson) and Alton Hill in Aurora, Minn. He grew up in Minneapolis and was raised by his mother, aunt and brother Bob. Dave graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1950, then went on to the University of Colorado Boulder. At CU, he majored in geography, joined the Sigma Nu fraternity, played football and fell in love with Colorado. He graduated from CU in 1954, then served briefly in the Air Force. Dave met his wife, Myhra (Diedrick), in January 1957. They were married in December that year in Chaska, Minn., Myhra's hometown. The couple then moved to Boulder, where Dave earned his master's degree in geography. In 1958, they welcomed their first child, Kelly. Dave, Myhra and Kelly moved to Chicago where Dave earned his Ph.D. in Latin American geography. After they moved to San Francisco in 1962, their son Graham was born. Another move brought them to Yellow Springs, Ohio, where daughter Tiffany was born in 1965. A final move brought the family back to Boulder in 1968, where Dave had a celebrated and successful career as a geography professor at CU. He retired in 1999 and delighted in spending time with family, traveling and helping raise his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother Fern and brother Bob. He is survived by his wife Myhra; his half-brothers Reg and Peter; his half-sister Barbara; his children Kelly, Graham and Tiffany; two daughters-in-law, Cathy and Juli; his son-in-law, Jeff; and six grandchildren, Riley, Peyton, Sidney, Ellory, Lexie Bowe and Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the A. David Hill Scholarship Fund to assist CU undergraduates in geography: Department of Geography, 110 Guggenheim Campus Box 260, Boulder, CO 80309-0260, or call 303-492-8311
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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Stadium Club - Folsom Field

2400 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80305

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