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Ora Hoff Weighall (1929-2017) Obituary

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Ora Hoff Weighall (1929-2017) Obituary

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Surnames: Weighall, Hoff, Bruce


Ora Hoff Weighall

Ora Hoff Weighall returned to her Heavenly Father Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Caribou Memorial Hospital. Ora Hoff was born April 24, 1929 in Georgetown, Idaho weighing just 2 ½ lbs. to William Evan Hoff and Nona Bruce Hoff.

She is survived by one daughter, Connie Jean (Dee) Ward of Jerome, Idaho and one son, Evan Donell (Lori) Weighall of Soda Springs, Idaho, two grandsons, Ricky Weighall and Mike Lewis and two granddaughters, Brenda Alftin and Korena Moreland, six great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters and three great-great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Hughie, son Eddie, six brothers, Glen, Max, Baby boy, Vernal, Weldon, Darrel and two sisters, Nola and Eva Mae and one grandson Alan Weighall.

Ora attended school in Georgetown, Id and graduated from the Georgetown High School in 1947. Ora was raised on a farm and learned to work at a very young age milking cows, herding cows and raised bum lambs, driving stacker team and shucking grain and picking strawberries and raspberries. When she was sixteen she worked one summer at the Naval Supply Dept. in Ogden, UT stenciling address on boxes to be shipped to Navy bases during World War II. Those were fun days, Saturdays nights went to White City and danced with service men, and Sundays rode a Baned Burger (two car railroad cars) to Brigham and wrote letters and visited with service men recovering from war injuries.

Ora was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held many positions over the years including primary teacher, Sunday school teacher, 2nd counselor in the primary, mutual secretary, cub scout leader and family history consultant. She was a visiting teacher to the end of her life.

She married Hughie Eugene Weighall in 1947 and when he returned from the Navy in World War II they were blessed with three wonderful children, Eddie Eugene, Connie Jean and Evan Donell.

They spent many wonderful days bowling, boating, water skiing, camping and family get togethers. Ora loved to bowl and bowled till she was 87. She also loved to water ski and taught her own three children as well as many teen agers how to get up and out of the water.

She belonged to the Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, Home Makers Club, Bowling Association, Daughters of Utah Pioneers and Red Hats.

After Hughie and Ora were married she cooked for 10 to 15 hay men on the Alan ranch on the Blackfoot River. When Donell was two she worked for the Idaho Café until it burned down then she worked at the Trail Café, Cedar View Supper Club and Perks (now the Enders Café) until 1965 when she went to work for the City of Soda Springs as a Deputy Clerk. She worked their till 1995, when she retired but kept cleaning their office buildings until she was 82. She loved to cook and they had family dinners every Sunday.

Services will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Noon at the Soda Springs 5th Ward Chapel. Family will visit with friends on Tuesday evening 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home and Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Church prior to services. Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery.

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