Hugh Auchterlonie, III

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


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!”

Matthew 25:23

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

Or Greater Wichita YMCA YSCHOLARS Program

Or Text AUCHTERLONIE to 41444 to donate on phone




  • Don and Pat Robinson Posted November 25, 2021 5:25 pm

    Sending our deepest sympathies

  • Rhonda Wickman Posted November 29, 2021 4:18 pm

    Hugs and prayers to P.J. and family. I enjoyed caring for Hugh and will miss our monthly chats!!

  • Janessa Scholler Posted November 30, 2021 1:52 pm

    Sending you hugs and many prayers. He will be missed by so many people .

  • Susan Picotte Posted November 30, 2021 2:12 pm

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of a delightful human! What a joy it was to know Hugh.

  • Janelle Petersen & Joyce Batten Posted November 30, 2021 4:43 pm

    What a full & meaningful life he led. Thank you for sharing his story. Huge hugs to you

  • Bill & Laura Auchterlonie Posted November 30, 2021 4:55 pm

    We will miss you Cousin Hugh. May you Rest In Peace.

  • Samar Edenfield Posted November 30, 2021 5:16 pm

    Oh how I loved Hugh! He was as real as they come. I instantly connected with him years ago. He was so fun to visit with and had a heart of gold! He will always hold a special place in my heart. I am blessed to have known him. Heaven gained and angel! My thoughts and prayers will be with PJ, Amanda and all who loved him. God comfort you all!

  • Max Becker Posted November 30, 2021 5:45 pm

    Heartfelt condolences

  • Gavin L Auchterlonie Posted November 30, 2021 6:18 pm

    So Sorry P J!!!! Dee & I will keep the family & friends in our prayers. We are sorry that we will be unable to attend either services. We hope you understand. Hugh was my oldest Brother & & want to remember him by our last visit when you both drove down to our RV site in Nebraska. That was one of our best visits ever. We hadn’t seen you all in a very long time & catching up was great. I remember so many great times & adventures with my Brother, too numerous to count. ( His first accounting office, his accounting business in Hutchinson, Ks & the visit he made to see Mom & Dad in California. (He was so excited to see the ocean & beaches he got a bad Sun Burn)) I’ll miss those special calls from my Big Brother.

  • Drielle Welch Posted November 30, 2021 11:53 pm

    I met Hugh through the church and the tea business. Our thoughts and prayers are with PJ and the family during this time.

  • Ogle Debbie Posted December 1, 2021 4:41 am

    My deepest condolences. My prayers are with you all.

  • Teri Rodiek Posted December 1, 2021 8:46 am

    Uncle Hugh will be missed.. We didn’t get together much in the last few years, but whenever the family got together, he was there. I am so sorry for your loss PJ, I know he enjoyed all the adventures you and he had. I have so many memories of Uncle Hugh and will cherish them..

  • Janice Auchterlonie Ward Posted December 1, 2021 9:36 am

    I’m so glad I got to talk to him before he passed to tell him “I love you” and he said, “I love you too” . I had so much resentment with him all through our high school years but the older we got the less resentment I felt and thought he’d changed from that “older brother syndrome” of mean teasing me about my looks and the way I walked. So I’m very glad we got to say our love to each other before it was too late. Whenever we talked on CNN the phone we always closed with each other saying “I love you” also, so our relationship change for the better, which makes me happily saddened.

  • Rosemary McDonald Posted December 1, 2021 11:24 am

    Sending prayers and hugs. I will miss him.

  • Connie Lang Posted December 1, 2021 1:15 pm

    We remember Hugh smiling, teasing, and filling the room with laughter. Sending prayers for strength and comfort.

  • Bob and Nina Barcus Posted December 1, 2021 3:44 pm

    I knew Hugh at St. John’s in Wichita. A really good friend

  • Terry Danger Posted December 2, 2021 10:21 am

    A fascinating and talented man who will be sorely missed!

  • Janel Balthazar Posted December 3, 2021 10:06 pm

    Mr. Hugh will be missed. He was a light in his own special way. Sending love and my condolences to the family.

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