Elder Hugh W. Pinnock, 66, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy since 1 October 1977, passed away on 15 December 2000 following a brief illness. At the time of his death, he was Second Counselor in the North America Southwest Area Presidency.
The First Presidency paid tribute to Elder Pinnock, calling him an exemplary leader who will be greatly missed.
Elder Pinnock served as a missionary in the Western States Mission, stake high councilor, bishop, mission president, regional representative, and on Church committees, including the Priesthood Leadership Committee and as coordinator of the Hymnbook Committee. He served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, twice as general president of the Sunday School, as Executive Director of the Curriculum Department, and as Editor of Church magazines.
He married Anne Hawkins in the Salt Lake Temple on 13 October 1958.