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Theron & Pat Loveless Hill
It is with great pride that we spotlight Theron and Pat Loveless Hill as the Grand Marshals for the 2017 Payson Golden Onion Days Celebration.

As life-long residents of Payson, Theron and Pat attended the same schools until graduating from Payson High School. They were married in March of 1956 and still live in the same house they bought shortly thereafter. Together they raised three sons and three daughters: Gary, Mike, and Craig, Karen, Chris, and Jana. Their children were active in community, church, and school activities and all graduated from Payson High School. With deep roots in Payson, several of their children have chosen to raise their families in Payson. Through their years of service, Theron and Pat have taught their 42 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren to love and appreciate the community. Their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren look up to them and will always cherish the example they have been in each of their lives.

Theron began working for Payson Sheet Metal in 1955 and worked there for 44 years, retiring in 1999. Pat worked as a Title I Technician at Taylor Elementary School for 23 years before retiring in 1998. They are active members of their church and have served diligently in many callings. Theron has served as a bishop of two wards, a counselor in a stake presidency, and as a stake president. He is currently serving as a stake patriarch.

Theron and Pat have devoted many years of service to the city of Payson. Theron was a volunteer firefighter for Payson City for 55 years and remained active in that service until his retirement on June 1, 2015, at the age of 78. During his years in the fire department, he has taken countless children, elementary school students, and scout groups on tours through the fire station. Pat is a member of the Payson Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, which was established to provide aid and support to the firefighters. Her membership in the organization and dedicated service is recognized in the community and throughout the state.

Thank you Theron and Pat for your selfless service and meaningful contributions to our community!