Wilma Hougaard

Wilma Tuttle Hougaard

February 13, 2021
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On February 13, 2021, loving wife and mother Wilma Tuttle Hougaard passed away at the age of 89. Wilma was born on New Year’s Eve, 1931 in Oakley, Utah to William Ambrose and Alice Davenport Tuttle. Wilma joined eight older siblings who lovingly adored their baby sister. The Tuttle family left Oakley to farm in Manti, Utah where Wilma grew up surrounded by family and friends. Wilma was blessed to have a group of special girlfriends who remained dear companions throughout her life. On September 12, 1952, Wilma married her childhood sweetheart John “Jack” Louis Hougaard for time and all eternity in the Manti temple.

After attending Snow College, Jack and Wilma continued their journey to Utah State University where Jack received a degree in Forestry and their oldest daughter Kathy Hougaard Lively was born. Jack’s career in the U.S. Forest Service took Wilma and the family on an adventure full of great memories and wonderful friendships. From Manti to Monticello, and Moab, Utah, the family moved to Idaho, adding Buhl, Gooding, Salmon, and Shake Creek Ranger Station to their “homes.” When Jack earned a master’s degree, the family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then to Ogden, Utah. Twin Falls, Idaho was their final destination and forever home. Along the way, four more children joined the family. Ethylen (Brad) Perkins, Halbert Louis (Becky) Hougaard, Michael John (Victoria) Hougaard, and Mark T (Stephanie) Hougaard. Twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren are blessed to call her Grandma.

Wilma was passionate about her family, politics and the Utah Jazz. She loved to dance, and she and Jack made countless memories with good friends, square dancing. Wilma also loved to read. Evenings at home often found her children curled by her side as she introduced us to the classics. Later in life, Wilma participated in Literary Club with good friends in Twin Falls. After Jack’s retirement, he and Wilma set out on a course of adventures that continued throughout Europe, Africa, and Canada. Some of their fondest memories were on horseback trails in the South Hills or in a Jeep in the Moab Canyonlands.

Wilma was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Throughout her life, she lovingly served in many callings. One of her favorites was serving as the ward librarian where she was able to serve alongside dear friends. In her later years, Wilma received great joy from her ministering “angels.” Wilma cherished these wonderful friends and neighbors who so lovingly blessed her life.

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings, as well as three of her beloved grandchildren. She is survived by her eternal companion of sixty-eight years and all of her children.
The family would like to extend a heart-felt “thank you” to the staff of Horizon Hospice and Syringa Place for their tender care of mom in her last months of life.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Eastbrook Ward building 847 Eastland Dr. N. in Twin Falls. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at White Reynolds Funeral Chapel 2466 Addison Ave E. You may view a live stream of the funeral at Interment will be Thursday, February 18th at the Manti City Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    White-Reynolds Funeral Chapel
    2466 Addison Ave E.
    Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 10:00am
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Eastbrook Ward
    847 Eastland Dr. N.
    Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bishop Todd Ames
  • Interment

    Thursday, February 18th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, February 18th, 2021 1:00pm
    Manti City Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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From The Friends and Colleagues of Mike and Mark

Posted at 01:53pm
Our deepest condolences for your loss and our appreciation for all that Wilma, a clearly wonderful woman, meant in life. Our thoughts are with you.
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Naomi Sallay

Posted at 01:24pm
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Michael - Your mother was a wonderful woman, I cared for her deeply. With love,
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Don & Beverly Williams

Posted at 01:56pm
Dear Jack and family

We would like to add our sincere condolences to you and your family. Last night we remembered the wonderful times we spent together at the cabin, traveling and in our homes. We will greatly miss Wilma. Because of current circumstances we are sorry we could not attend her service but did celebrate her life with you by watching it online. It touched our hearts hearing from your family and remembering our time together with you and Wilma. Thank you for making that possible.

We send you and your family all our love,
Don and Beverly Williams

Penny Newbry

Posted at 04:15pm
Dearest Jack and family.
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to each of you in the loss of of your beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was always so sweet to me when we lived next door and I loved sharing roses with her on warm summer mornings. She will be truly missed by everyone that ever had the opportunity to know her.
My love to each of you. God bless all.
Penny Newbry
Andy Newbry
Jana Newbry White

Judi Smith

Posted at 12:16pm
To Jack and family-I will cherish the memories I have of Wilma. Much comfort and peace as you carry on and cherish her in your lives.
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