HICKS, Heber Charles

Heber Charles Hicks, 91, long-time member and writer with the , died Feb. 27 in a Salt Lake City hospital of natural causes.

He was president of the in 1917 and did some writing for The Pioneer, mostly histories and biographies. He worked for a number of years for the Chicago Investment Trust and American Shares Corporation in Arizona. He was also president of the Mining Exchange in New York City.

During the period 1950 to 1957, Mr. Hicks served as executive secretary and lobbyist in Washington, D.C. for Sen. Reed Smoot.  Another of his positions was that of director of State Securities and Real Estate Commission of Utah.

From 1967 until his death, Mr. Hicks was West University Stake director of 10 rest homes.

In religious activities he was bishop of the Papago Ward in Phoenix, Ariz,, from 1935 until 1949. He was a member of the high council of the Washington, D.C. Stake and was a high priest in the 11th Ward in Salt Lake City. He served a proselyting mission for the LDS Church in River Valley, Arizona in 1935.

Heber C. Hicks was born Oct. 20, 1830 in Salt Lake City, a son of John Thomas Richards and Anna Buhler Hicks. He married Florence Ridge on June 11, 1913 in th Salt Lake Temple. She did in 1945. He married Lucy Davis on Nov. 3, 1960 in Arizona.

Survivors include his widow; one son and two daughters, John Ridge, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Mrs. Maurice (Rueda) Millett, Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Kent (Joyce) Power, Higley, Ariz.; a step-son, Marcus L. Davis, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Duane (lone) Ballard, Ruth Perry, all Salt Lake City; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and 21 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Mar. 1 in the 11th Ward Chapel in Salt Lake City and burial was in Arizona.

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