Gary H. Hough
July 3, 1957 – January 13, 2023
VISITATION: Monday, January 16th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Tuesday, January 17th at 10:30am, West Center Chapel. Family Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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Gary Hough peacefully passed away on January 13, 2023 at the age of 65 while surrounded by his wife and three sons.
Gary was born on July 3, 1957 to Dr. Glenn and Betty Hough in Pittsburg, KS. He graduated high school from Pittsburg High School, became a drum major leading the band, and went on to Kansas University. He walked on to the Division 1 golf team his freshman year, and then graduated with a major in Journalism.
Gary found his lifetime love, Ann, when he moved to Omaha and was working for Baxter Health selling laboratory and medical products to local hospitals and testing facilities. One of his sales territories included Methodist Hospital where Ann was working as a medical technologist. Both of their professions brought them together and they married in March of 1985. Their sons, Van, Jace and Gage followed in the years after and Gary took an avid interest in the guidance and mentoring of sports, life, education and much more.
One of Gary’s passions, beyond family and friends, was his love of hunting, fishing and golfing. It was his passion for golf through his youth, into college, and a yearning to have his sons and wife join him on the course. Gary was persistent about having family time which led to many years at Oak Hills Country Club where his sons and wife learned the game and all the details he could share. His sons will tell you their love of golf is in great ‘thanks’ to Ann and Gary’s dedication to make golf a family event.
Throughout Gary’s later years after retiring at Cardinal Health, he also enjoyed betting the horses at Horseman’s Park, hunting with friends and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Many of Gary’s closest friends will attest his love of comradery over a round of golf, a good hunt or a day on the fishing pond which warranted many good laughs. These jokes and stories usually included Gary telling a repertoire of unique, one-of-a-kind jokes that were always requested to be retold.
“Gary suffered from Parkinson’s disease.”
Gary is preceded in death by his father, Glenn. He is survived by his mother, Betty Hough-Henry; wife, Ann; sons Van (Makenzie) and their children Keston and Becklind, Jace (Ariel) and their children Zita and Gianna, Gage (Emily); brothers Greg (Shonee) and Gordon (Tina).