Roy G. Hill, 80, well known Luna County Attorney died October 12, 2013 following an extended illness. He was born February 10, 1933 to Travis Hill and Margaret Van Sant Hill. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Margaret Hill; a son, Joel Hill; a grandson, Justin Hill; and a brother Lewis Lee Hill. His father, mother and brother Ron Hill all preceded him in death. Mr. Hill was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
and a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law where he was one of the original editors of the Natural Resources Journal, the law journal for the school. Following his graduation from law school Mr. Hill was a law clerk for the United States tenth circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Oliver Seth. For a number of years, Mr. Hill was an assistant attorney general, and at one time he held the position of Deputy Attorney General. He was also a State District Court Judge for the Seventh Judicial District. Following his district court experience Hill became associated with Senator Ike Smalley in the practice of law in Deming, New Mexico. After retiring from private practice Hill completed his career as a Municipal Judge in Deming. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Baca's Funeral Chapel. Cremation is to take place and a memorial service is scheduled for 11 AM on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Baca's Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the
, New Mexico Chapter, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011; and to Mimbres Valley Hospice, 111 N. Pearl Street, Deming, NM 88030. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclusive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com.
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