Darl Neve Hough

East Lansing, Michigan.  Age 80, wife of former State Journal columnist Jim Hough, died Friday, March 28, 2014. She was born October 17, 1933 in Elgin, Illinois daughter of the late Roy and Darl (Hubler) Yund.

Darl was a graduate of Central Michigan University in 1956, she went on to teach elementary school in the Lansing Public School District for 27 years, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, and hunting for rocks in her beloved Upper Peninsula.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, James Hough; two children, Linda Hough Redding and Steven James Hough; five grandchildren, Caitlin Neve (James Woodfork) Cornell, Colin Robert Cornell, Daniel Paul Hough, David James Hough and Ellen Rebecca Hough; one great grandson, Colin James Cornell-Woodfork; her brother, Gaylord (Jackie) Yund; sister, Judith (William) Frever; many nieces, nephews and other extended family members along with her loving in-laws, Donald Hough, Joyce (Charles) Hough Bandy and Marlene Hough Gatewood. Darl was preceded in death by her sister, Jacquelyn Pollock.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with her children officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, to Hospice Advantage, 801 S. Waverly Rd., Lansing, MI 48917. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Sandra Bedell McFarling and Bill McFarling
March 29, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Our deepest condolences to Darl’s Family. Our hearts and prayers are with each of you. We shall always treasure our memories of our beautiful gracious neighbor from Superior Drive

Bill and Sandra (Bedell) McFarling

Gene Conley
March 30, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Jim and Family
Very sorry to see the loss of our wife, mother, and grandmother. You are in our prayers and thoughts, we wish you comfort in the days ahead.

Rich Davis
March 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Jim and family: I was very saddened to hear of Darl’s passing, so many of your columns included Darl and your love of the UP Jim. My heart goes out to you Jim and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Rich Davis, MSP retired

March 30, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Darl, the gem of all gems, who truly knew how to love, a woman who loved acceptance and equality of all people, gentleness and kindness personified. I will miss her delightful, from the heart, giggly laughter that was an expression of her true qualities, indeed a role model. Someone I truly admired and someone I was blessed to have as a sister-n-law. She often referred to my sister and I as her sisters.

Brent Biehl
March 30, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Jim ,I’m so sorry and my prayers and thoughts are with you and the kids. You know that I know how difficult it must have been for you. God bless and take care………..Brent

Al Dietrick
March 31, 2014 at 11:04 am

So sorry, Jim, to hear of Darl’s passing. I have warm memories of you from State Journal days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Al Dietrick – the Woodland Hillbilly

Gail Knudtson
March 31, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Darl was a lovely, fun lady and will be missed by all. Jim, you and your family have many great memories to help you work through this time of loss and there will come a time when those are what you mostly remember.

Betsy Montavon
April 3, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Dear Jim, I am so sorry to hear of Darl’s passing. I don’t know if you remember me from Darl’s Reo School Days. I was the new teacher on staff and felt very welcomed by Darl. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.


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