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Olpin Stevens Funeral Home -Fillmore
Thursday January 12th, 2017

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Thursday January 12th, 2017

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Arvid W Hinton

Arvid W. Hinton, 84, passed away in the early winter morning hours of January 7th, 2017 at his home with his beloved sweetheart of 64 years by his side after a short, valiant fight with cancer.

Dad was born November 8, 1932 in Hurricane, Utah to Joseph Hinton and Lena Waddoups. He married Molly Shannon in Alamogordo, New Mexico on November 10, 1952.

Having been born during the Great Depression, times were challenging growing up for the family as it was for most families, when an opportunity was presented, he joined the Air Force in March 1951. Early in his travels he met his lifetime sweetheart and future wife, a petite little Irish girl, Molly Shannon. He and a couple of buddies went to an amusement park, Glen Echo, outside of Washington, D.C. It was there he met Mom whom happened to be there the same day with two of her friends as well. They claim they have been "amusing each other since", for the past 65 years.

After a tour of duty in Korea, they married upon his return in 1952, and thus began a life filled with moving and living in many locations around the world. Their travels took them to Alamogordo, New Mexico, back to Washington, D.C., to England for 3 years, Alexandria, VA; Caribou, Maine; and Beale Air Force, California; with 2 deployments to Vietnam as well.

After 20 years he retired from the military and they returned home to his beloved "Utah". As the expression goes: “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy." This was our Dad. He so enjoyed the beauty and wonders of Millard County, from a hike in the mountains, to drives in the desert, to exploring the volcanoes. He enjoyed photography, and always had a project in the works. At age 80 he built a new garage and we have always been amazed us at his energy. He and our Mom taking care of their home and tending to their many "fur babies" and having their family visit, brought them the greatest joy. He and our Mom were a great team. He will be greatly missed.....however each time we see a blue, blue, sky, or the mountains, or a sunset...we will be comforted and reminded of "our Dad".

He is survived by his wife, Molly daughter: Joyce (Steve) Frampton of Fillmore; sons: David (Minda) of  Syracuse, UT; Joe (Bodie) of Meadow, UT; Darby (Jesse) of Bountiful, UT; grandchildren: Tina (Jason) Rasmussen, April Stevens, Aimee (Steve); Brandy (Dak); Augustina; great-grandchildren: Ember, Mariah, Megan, Britt, Saije, Paisley, Gage, Journey, Tasia, Tyra, Genesis, Xander; and one great-great-granddaughter, Ayzlee.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Jane and brother-in-law Raymond, sister-in-law Cherie and 3 nephews.  He is survived by brothers, Olin Hinton, Hurricane, UT; Halvor (Jeri) Hinton, Cody, WY; sisters: Doris Rimington, Meadow, UT; and Lena Jo (Jerry) Turner of Washington, UT.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January, 12, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Olpin Stevens Funeral Home (55 W. 200 S. Fillmore, UT).  Friends may call between 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in the Fillmore City Cemetery with Military Honors under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com. 

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Expression of Sympathy Jan 11 2017 12:00 AM

Arvid was a very nice man. Always remember and never forget.A Fair man.

Jerry Gallegos Jan 10 2017 12:00 AM

Wish I had known this fine man. My condolences to my lifelong friend, Steve, and his family. Patti R. Anderson

Patti Rogers Anderson Jan 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arvid Hinton

Terry Gregersen Hicks Jan 10 2017 12:00 AM

Joyce I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your Dad. It wasn't that long ago Mom and I talked to him in the park metal detecting. He will be missed. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya my friend.

Terry Gregersen Hicks Jan 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arvid Hinton

Vickie Paulson Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sad to hear of Arvid's passing but glad he is not suffering anymore. He loved his Molly very much and his family very much. I am so happy to be there the night that he and Molly met. I can still see him standing at the picnic table with his friends. I remember putting her on the plane to fly down to New Mexico to marry him. My prayers go out to the whole family and lots of love.

Joyce Weiser Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM

Love from cousins in Virginia. We are so sorry for your loss.
The Shannon, Nagle, Shipp children. Tina, Vicki, Fred and Leslie.

T Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss, your dad was a great man and I had visited with him several times over the years and I really enjoyed those times. Know are prayers are with your families and may you find comfort in our Heavenly Father.

Russ and Marianne Bond Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM

It is with a heavy heart that I send you my deepest condolences. It is so hard to say goodbye to our loved ones even if it is temporary. I am sure that in heaven there is much rejoicing going on and celebration of the return of such a wonderful, talented, loving, and giving soul. I pray for comfort and peace for everyone in Arvid's family, share the memories often and at every opportunity, for they truly do bring comfort and joy. Memories are the sustenance until you all meet again. I wish I could come to the funeral and support my very special non-blood family but I am scheduled to be in SLC for work and cannot get out of it. Please know that I will be with you in my heart and mind. God Bless! Hugs <3 <3 <3

LeeAnn Burton Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM

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