Saturday, June 25, 2011

Goodbye Grandpa Hoffman

Mikes Grandpa Hoffman died this last week. He's had a good long life and I think that he's probably thrilled to be back with his wonderful wife. Nick was VERY confused at the viewing. He kept looking in the casket and saying "grandpa died?" I would say "yes honey" and then he'd look over ad Grandpa Saten...and then the whole thing would start again. Then Mom and Don walked in and Nick said "there's Grandpa!" and then he ran to the casket's so hard to figure out when you are 2! The other funny thing from the funeral was that the dates on the program were wrong :) We were standing there looking at things and Matt said "Um, Mom.....look, that says he's not dead yet..." hehehe it made us all giggle a little bit. Here's his Obituary:

Howard Edward Hoffman 1915 ~ 2011 Howard Edward Hoffman was born in Lewiston, UT, to Edward and Lillian Andersen Hoffman on Sept. 15, 1915. Died June 20, 2011 at age 95 at his daughter's home in Idaho Falls. Married Lucile Pingree on Mar 31, 1938, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. Survived by seven children: Barbara McConochie, Judy Twede, Wallace Hoffman, Kathleen Briggs, Mary Lou Staten, Doug Hoffman, John Hoffman; 28 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife and two brothers; one brother and one sister survive him. A graduate of Utah State University, he worked as a chemist but also designed and built several of his homes. Always cheerful and hard-working, Howard was active in the LDS church where he served as a stake missionary, temple worker, and other positions. He loved gardening and farming. Very dedicated to family and country, he was involved in politics until the end. He had a keen intellect and was beloved by family and posterity. Integrity was his strongest trait and principle. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rosecrest First Ward, 3101 South 2300 East. Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:40 prior to services. Interment and dedication of the grave on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Ogden City Cemetery. Online tributes and comments to the family may be posted at:

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