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August 14, 1991


FACULTY Morris McKay “Bud” Dill (68)

Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Aug 1991

Morris McKay Dill, 68, of Pebble Beach, a retired Pacific Grove music teacher, died of cancer Wednesday at the Hospice of the Central Coast.

Mr. Dill, who was kown as Bud, was born on Aug. 28, 1922, in Pico Canyon, Newhall, and grew up in the San Joaquin Valley. He graduated from Chowchilla High School and attended the University of California at Los Angeles, majoring in music.

During World War II, from 1943 to 1946, Mr. Dill served in the Army’s 4th Division as a radio operator and was a member of the Army Band.

After returning to college and graduating from San Jose State College, Mr. Dill taught in Clarksburg for three years before coming to Pacific Grove in the early 1950s. A teacher in the Pacific Grove Unified School District for 37 years, he directed band, orchestra and choral music at the elementary, middle and high schools. He also served as a tennis coach.

In 1971 Mr. Dill was honored as an outstanding educator by the Pacific Grove Kiwanis Club. Selection was passed on a poll by the Pacific Grove Teachers Association of alumni, parents and students.

Mr. Dill was a member of the choir of First Presbyterian Church in Monterey and was a popular pianist for many community events. He was past president of the Pacific Grove Tennis Club, Monterey Peninsula Concert Association and California Music Educators Association.

Surviving are his wife, Verna; a son, Steven of Monterey; three daughters, Laurie Shively of Salinas and Ellen Masseron and Sylvia Dill, both of Mountain View; six brothers, Norman, Harry and Robert, all of Chowchilla, Edmund of Fresno, Ralph of Campbell and Murray of Salinas; four sisters, Mae Caldwell of Chowchilla, Blanche Solari of Lodi, Dora Boomer of Turlock and Jean Wilson of Atwater; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Monterey. An open choir rehearsal will be held at the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday for those who wish to sing at the service. The Paul Mortuary is in charge of cremation arrangements. Inurnment will take place at El Carmelo Cemetery. The family suggests that any memorial contributions be sent to the Hospice of the Central Coast First Presbyterian Church of Monterey; Pacific Grove Pride; or the Morris Dill Tennis Scholarship Fund, c/o Pacific Grove Tennis Club.

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