Lehi F. Hintze

The sad passing of Lehi F. Hintze, a geologist who gave a lot of his time and career to Utah and the Utah Geological Survey.


Lehi Ferdinand Hintze passed away 1 July 2014 in Provo, Utah. He was born 14 April 1921 in Denver, Colorado to Ferdinand F. and Henrietta Jones Hintze. In 1942 in Salt Lake City he married Ione Peaches Nelson of Brigham City. After graduation from the University of Utah and service in the Army Field Artillery he obtained a Ph.D. in Geology from Columbia University. He taught geology for 35 years at Oregon State University and Brigham Young University, and is noted for his 1980 Geologic Map of Utah, an academic work titled Geologic History of Utah, and the Geologic Highway Map of Utah.