Hugh Auchterlonie, III
July 28, 1939 – November 20, 2021
FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, December 4th at 11am at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 113 N.18th Street, Omaha, NE 68102. Memorials are suggested to Magdalene Omaha https://magdaleneomaha.kindful.com/?campaign=1161473.
Hugh Auchterlonie, III entered this world on July 28, 1939, with a zest and passion for life that had no boundaries.
One of his greatest loves was family. He was born to Jacqueline and Hugh Auchterlonie, Jr. who preceded him in death. Hugh is survived by his sister, Janice Auchterlonie Ward and Gavin Auchterlonie. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Auchterlonie. Hugh was extremely proud of his children, Jana Auchterlonie, Andrea Eliot (Keith); stepchildren, Melissa Warkentine (Jim Monahan) and John Breiner (Alisha Snyder). He was beloved Papa to: Amanda Anaya (Isaac), Christian Eliot, Cole Warkentine, Bailey Warkentine, Isaac Paul Louis Anaya III, and Ilah Anaya. Hugh was loved by nieces and nephews as well as friends and family too numerous to mention. He is survived by his wife, PJ Auchterlonie, mother-in-law, Shirley Smith; and father-in-law Wesley Smith.
Another passion for Hugh was his Scottish heritage. He was extremely proud that his father, Hugh, Jr was born and raised in Scotland. Hugh attended many Scottish festivals before he began working as a vendor at Scottish festivals serving tea and scones in a tent. He was a big hit with the customers and vendors as he wore his traditional Scottish kilt.
Education was extremely important to Hugh. As a young man, he taught accounting and business classes at several colleges including Newman University and University of Missouri. After retiring from an accounting and computer business, Hugh returned to education for ten years as a substitute teacher for elementary students in Wichita Public Schools in Kansas. In the last years of his life, Hugh served as a volunteer grandfather and mentor for Early Childhood students in Omaha, Nebraska. Hugh believed that making a difference in young children’s lives was the most rewarding career he had.
Hugh’s love for God shone throughout his entire life. He was a cradle Episcopalian, born and baptized at St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita, KS. Throughout his life he worshipped at several Episcopal Churches. In his later years, he returned home to his original church, St. James Episcopal Church. Hugh served in the church in a variety of roles, as an usher, lay reader and lay Eucharistic minister. His greatest joy was bringing communion and home visits to shut ins, the sick and the dying.
Hugh entered into Eternal Life on November 20, 2021.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
“Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!”
FUNERAL SERVICEs: Saturday, December 4th at 11am at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 113 N 18th Street, Omaha, NE 68102.
Saturday, December 11th at 1pm at St James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS 67208.
Memorials are suggested to: Magdalene Omaha https://magdaleneomaha.kindful.com/?campaign=1161473
Or Greater Wichita YMCA YSCHOLARS Program https://app.mobilecause.com/form/GIPAZQ?vid=o02m6
Or Text AUCHTERLONIE to 41444 to donate on phone