Lee Hough's Journal
Services for Lee
Written Sep 13, 2013 2:49pmLee was adamant that only one memorial service be held in his honor. I refused, of course, which didn't go over too well. We made a compromise and agreed to have a memorial service in his hometown of Fort Worth, TX as well as a reception in Colorado. So, in honor of his request, see the details below.
Thursday Sept. 19th, 6:00pm
The Stone Chapel
@Woodmen Valley Chapel Campus
290 E. Woodmen Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Please dress casual and know that the format will be casual as well. A light dessert will be available.
Texas Celebration of Life Service:
Saturday Sept. 28th, 10:30am
3701 Birchman Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Due to a wedding later this day, no food will be served. There will be space for gathering and visiting after the service.
Written Sep 11, 2013 11:08amTrue to Lee's nature, he established a meaningful way to help a friend benefit from his death.The following was written by Lee a month or so ago. He asked me to post it at this time.
In lieu of sending flowers to my funeral, the question has been raised if there is an organization that I would prefer any memorial donations to be sent to. Certainly feel free to let your own heart guide on this with my thanks.
Out of respect to the question, however, I do have a preference I’d like to share for your consideration. I’m asking that any monies be directed to meet a particular need. And for someone I’ve known for most of my life. Let me introduce you to Dean.
Forty plus years ago I had volunteered with an organization in Ft. Worth,Texas to help physically and /or mentally challenged children and adults. Dean was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects the part of the brain that controls muscle movement and speech development. Dean’s mind is clear as a bell, but because of his impaired physical movements, he requires help with daily living activities such as all his hygienic needs, dressing, feeding and mobility. Those limitations required Dean’s parents (Jim and LaVelda) to be his lifelong caregivers, which they devoted themselves to wholeheartedly. But Dean lost his dad to cancer in 2006 and now the full burden of caring for Dean, including all the lifting and constant daily physical demands has fallen on LaVelda alone and she’s 80 years old.
One other quick note about Dean: In 1977 he lobbied members of Congress to pass legislation paving the way for the landmark American Disabilities Act (ADA).
Nothing would give me more joy as a final act together with many of you for any memorial donations to be given to help Dean and LaVelda. All tax deductible gifts designated for Dean can be sent to:
D & L Boehm W.C.T. (Fed ID #20-7004418)
c/o Alive Communications
7680 Goddard St., Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Written Sep 10, 2013 3:58pmThis morning at 7:25am MST Lee Hough passed into the arms of our Savior.
Lee was committed to trusting God no matter the outcome. And he did. Earlier this year, Lee wrote a post about God’s goodness in the midst of suffering. And his steadfast faith remained true to the very end.
And Lee said, “God is good!”
Thank you, Lord, for giving him extra time with family and friends.
And Lee said, “God is faithful!”
Thank you, Lord, for giving him the strength and courage to fight so well for so long and never complain.
And Lee said, “God is loving!”
Thank you, Lord, for walking closely with him throughout his life and making him a messenger of your love.
And Lee said, “God is merciful!”
Thank you, Lord, for releasing him from his earthly duties and welcoming him into your everlasting home.
I want to thank all of you for your prayers, emails, phone calls and hugs during our journey. Your friendship and support carried us through these past two years. Lee and I were grateful and humbled by your expressions of love.
While the dates are yet to be determined, there will be a memorial service celebrating Lee’s life in his hometown of Fort Worth, TX; and a reception in Colorado Springs, CO. We will post the dates on this Caring Bridge web site.
With much love and appreciation,