Richard (Rick) Courtland Hinds, 71, longtime resident of Bountiful, Utah, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2023, following complications after battling a long-term brain tumor.
Beloved father, brother, uncle, and friend, Rick was born February 10, 1952, in Ogden, Utah. Son of William R. and Marilyn D. Hinds. Rick was a member of the LDS Church. The family moved to Bountiful during Rick’s elementary school years. Rick graduated from Bountiful High School in 1970, where he excelled in sports. He won the top athletic award for football his senior year and was president of the Letterman’s Club. Not only a talented athlete, but also blessed with a beautiful singing voice, Rick was a member of the Bountiful High Madrigals. Rick lettered in football, baseball, track, and golf. Golf became a lifelong passion with Rick, winning many tournaments, championships, and trophies. Rick was the recipient of a Utah State Football Scholarship and played football at Utah State and Dixie State College. All the while, Rick was an avid Utes fan and had football season tickets to all their games right up to his passing.
After attending college, Rick and Bob Holmes went into the construction business together in the mid 1970’s. Eventually, Rick started his own company, Wasatch Development, which he was the proud owner of until recent years. Rick was an excellent contractor and builder and received a contract with the LDS Church to build churches in Southern California, where he resided for several years.
Upon returning to Utah, he was an established, well known, respected, and sought after contractor. Rick was loved by all he encountered. He always had a twinkle in his eye, a smile on his face, and undoubtedly a prank up his sleeve. Rick had an uncanny memory. He never forgot a face, a name, or an event. If you needed to know who did what in ninth grade, you went to Rick, who could tell you all the details and then some. Rick loved new trucks, boating, four wheeling, camping, and fishing. He made a lifelong tradition of going to Yellowstone with friends and his son every year over the 4th of July. Rick enjoyed concerts and never missed a Steely Dan concert when he could attend. He loved all music, especially The Doors, Steppenwolf, The Animals, and all 60’s rock. Years ago, a friend got him hooked on Lou Rawls, and Rick could do a great rendition of “You’ll Never Find”.
Rick enjoyed traveling and spent many vacations in Pacific Beach, California, where he loved eating at his favorite restaurant, Joe’s Crab Shack. Truly a Bountiful icon, everyone knew and loved Rick. He will always be remembered, missed, and loved. A special thank you to good friends, Wes Holmes, and Jeff Hansen, who have spent many years visiting and helping Rick out since the onset of his illness.
We would also like to thank Conner Simmons and the staff of Country Home and Dignity Hospice for their care over the last few months. Rick is survived by his son, Cameron Hinds, brother, Bill (Patty) Hinds, two nieces, one nephew and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Marilyn Hinds, and his loyal black lab, Charcoal.
A graveside service will be held Monday, April 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Ogden City Cemetery (1875 Monroe Blvd. Ogden, Utah) A celebration of life will be hosted by Rick’s friends, Rodger and Katy Mitchell, at their home this spring/summer when weather permits; time and date to be announced.
Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com