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04 March 2010 @ 10:02 pm
Well done, thou good and faithful servant: enter thou into the joy of thy lord - Matthew 25:21  
So my grandfather passed away on Wednesday evening. My dad and his sister wrote this up:

Dear family and friends,

Good and faithful servant Granville Watkins Hough entered into the joy
of the Lord on at 6:21pm on 3 March 2010, from his home in Laguna Woods, California. His children Bonny and David were near.
David was reading Psalm 23 aloud to Granville when his breathing stopped.
Pastor Leland Lantz of Lutheran Church of the Cross had visited earlier in the afternoon
and we had a talk about faith and farming which we trust Granville heard and enjoyed.

He was a good and faithful son, taking over the management of his
father's farm at the age of 13.

He was a good and faithful brother, raising his younger brothers and
acting as peacemaker among his brothers in later years.

He was a good and faithful husband, devoted to his wife Carol in health
and sickness from their marriage in 1947 until her passing in 2003.

He was a good and faithful father to their four children, David, Nancy,
Robin, and Bonny.

He was a good and faithful grandfather to his two grandchildren, Susanna
and Kendrick, and enjoyed every moment of every adventure, great and small.

He was a good and faithful cousin, genealogist, and historian, writing down memories of persons and
survival and culture of a time that seemed normal to the participants yet remarkable to their descendants.

He was a good and faithful champion of all the forgotten patriots and
allies of the American War of Independence.

He was a good and faithful officer of the United States Army for 23
years, serving in a critical intelligence analysis capacity at the height of the cold war.

He was a good and faithful professor of business administration for
another 23 years, teaching generations of students about project management.

He was a good and faithful member of Lutheran Church of the Cross and
supporter of Crean Lutheran South High School.

Now he has joined all those saints who from their labors rest. Memorial services will be held at Lutheran Church
of the Cross later this month at a time to be announced. Placement at
Arlington National Cemetery in his final
resting place next to Carol will occur later this spring.

A short biography is at
http://www.oakapple.net/gwhough/stories-2009/background.txt
A longer one is at
http://www.oakapple.net/gwhough/vita.html

We thank all you good and faithful family members and friends who have
helped and supported him in his last years,
and remember all those others who helped him on his way and have gone on before.

May the peace of Christ be with you all, as it is with Granville Hough.


Bonny Miller and David Hough
 
 
 
the village idiot: don't you leave himfegie on March 7th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
-hugs-
moreteadk on March 7th, 2010 08:41 am (UTC)
My condolences for your loss. :(
kerokerotab on March 7th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
Kuruma Chidorichidorichan on March 7th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
He sounds like an incredible man. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.
Narratoraswirlymatrix on March 7th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry.
brokenliich on March 8th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
my condolances.
i hope he's havin' a blast up in heaven! :)