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Former Provo Mayor George M. Hinckley dies at age 91

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PROVO — Former Provo Mayor George Marion Hinckley has died at 91.

Mr. Hinckley, a dairy and grain farmer, died at his home Sunday.

Mr. Hinckley served as a member of the Provo Planning Commission from 1953 to 1957, was on the City Council from 1956 to 1957, was mayor in 1958 and was a county commissioner from 1959 to 1971.

Steve White said Mr. Hinckley, who was his mission president in Denver, "was a no-nonsense dairy farmer."

"His favorite saying to us missionaries was 'Elders, let's quit locking horns and start locking arms and work together,' " White said.

White said Mr. Hinckley's marriage, which lasted over 65 years, set an example for others.

"They were married forever and a day," White said. "Can you imagine being best friends for that long?"

Mr. Hinckley's wife, Nita, died last year.

Mr. Hinckley was a cousin of LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley.