John Seely Hinckley, 67, businessman and civic leader, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1990, at his Ogden home of cancer.

In 1948, he joined his father in the automobile business as president of Hinckley Dodge, a position he held at the time of his death. He had been president of the Utah and National Automobile Dealers Associations and was president and founder of KWIK Vending Service.He was born in Mt. Pleasant, received his early education in Ogden schools, graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and served as an Army infantry officer during World II in Europe.

Mr. Hinckley was a University of Utah graduate and in 1986 received an honorary doctorate from Weber State College. He had been a member of the boards of Questar Corp. and Mountain Fuel Supply Co. since 1969 and had also been on the boards of First Security Bank and Ideal National Insurance Co.

He had been an Ogden City Council member, a member of the Ogden Chamber of Commerce board, the Utah Constitutional Revision Commission, the St. Benedict's Hospital advisory board and chairman of the Weber State College Development Fund. He and his wife, Anne, had been honored by the Ogden Chamber of Commerce and Weber County.

Questar Corp. said Hinckley was a valued director for more than 20 years, contributing "significantly to our growth and development. His judgment, astute business sense, integrity and personal warmth and decency will be missed . . . ."

Public memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. The family will meet friends from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. that day in the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Abrelia Seely Hinckley Scholarship Fund at Weber State College in the name of John S. Hinckley or to a favorite charity.