STEVEN WOODROW HINTON
Graveside services for Steven Woodrow Hinton will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Cortez Cemetery.
Steven Woodrow Hinton was born December 6, 1941 and passed away on his own terms peacefully on November 6, 2020, he was 78.
Steve was born and raised in Cortez to Charles and Annie Hinton. He was born the day before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Steve attended Montezuma- Cortez High School where he played football and wrestled. He was the wrestling Captain in 1959 and continued wrestling at BYU and Mesa State College.
Steve worked for Nielson’s Construction as a Master Mechanic but the job he most cherished was being a Cattle Rancher. He loved his Herford’s. Steve served his community as the Cattleman’s Association President and the school board president for 8 consecutive years. Steve received the Cattleman of the Year award in 2011. He was well known and well respected by the Cortez community.
Steve connected with his wife Mary in 2010 and told her that he knew something was there since the second grade. He couldn’t forget her curly hair and dirty knees. In 1959, Steve’s senior year, he and Mary were voted most handsome and most beautiful. Steve told Mary she was the love of his life and she felt the same of him.
Steve is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Craig and Chad; two daughters, Stephanie and Shayla; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; and by his two sisters, DeEtta Johnson and Maxine Clinger. He was also very loved by Mary’s children and their families. He will be deeply missed.
Your life was a blessing
Your memory a treasure
You are loved beyond words
And will be missed beyond measure.