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Dorothy Huffman Louder

October 11, 1934 — January 9, 2024

Dorothy Huffman Louder

Imagine the joyful reunion as Dorothy Huffman Louder, 89, graduated from mortality on January 9, 2024, and danced through the veil into the arms of her beloved Raymond!

Dorothy was born October 11, 1934, in Coalville, Summit, Utah to George Elwood and Hannah Gertrude Wilde Huffman. Two sisters, Joye and Donna, were excited to welcome her to their family. Her dad was a little disappointed not to have a son to carry on the Huffman name, but Dorothy was born just three days after his birthday, and she felt a very special bond having their birthday parties together.

As a child, Dorothy could be described as cute, fun-loving, and mischievous. She was the youngest grandchild in the Huffman family for a long time, and her Grandpa Huffman loved teasing her. She decided to tease him back one Christmas. She knew they were giving him a lunch bucket, and she knew it was a secret. So, she called her grandpa on the phone and said, “I bet you don’t know what color your new lunch bucket is!”

Dorothy lived across the road from her Grandma Wilde, lovingly known as Ma, and enjoyed visiting her. She ate two suppers most nights: one with Ma and one with her family.

When Dorothy was in second grade, her family moved to a farm her dad bought, located two miles east of Coalville. Dorothy loved holding the baby chicks and helping on the farm with her family. 

A big part of Dorothy’s personal history talks about the school dances. She said, “I didn’t miss any games or dances. They were my whole life. I always had so much fun at them.” She wrote about each dance, who she went with, the dress she wore and the flowers in her corsage.

Of course, the crown jewel of her life was her sweetheart, Raymond. They met during their senior year of high school at the A&V Lunch, a popular place for boys and girls to go to. She said, “I can still see him walking through the door. My heart skipped so many beats it’s a wonder I didn’t faint. He was so tall, dark, and handsome. Our eyes caught each other’s and from that moment on, no other boy made me feel like that. He picked me up and carried me to his blue Plymouth car.” They were married 2 ½ years later in the Salt Lake Temple on June 2, 1954. They had a wonderful marriage of 67 years.

Dorothy worked as a nurse assistant for Dr. Reed J. Parker until her first daughter, Diane, was born. She wrote, “Then I was a stay-at-home-mom and that was the best job I ever had. I loved every minute of it.” She was a wonderful mother to one son and four daughters. She was very involved in their lives, supportive of their school activities, and a good listener. She would have warm chocolate chip cookies waiting for them when they came home from school and delicious family dinners every night. Dorothy loved a clean and tidy house and instilled this desire in her children. She taught her children to enjoy cooking and baking and to love serving others. 

Dorothy was very supportive during the years Raymond served as Bishop and a counselor in the Stake Presidency. She also served in the primary and relief society. Her relief society lessons were enlightening and entertaining. She had great faith in the power of prayer. When she told someone she would pray for them, she followed through. 

Dorothy was very talented at crocheting and embroidery. She made beautiful doilies, handkerchiefs, baby dresses, afghans, bedspread, and pillows, and received copper plates at the Summit County Fair for her handiwork. She taught all her daughters and granddaughters these heirloom skills.

Dorothy always took pride in taking care of her skin, dressing up, and looking attractive. She was a Mary Kay consultant for 31 years and enjoyed helping others to look and feel beautiful as well.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond M Louder, her parents, George Elwood and Hannah Gertrude Wilde Huffman, sisters, Joye (Earl) Willoughby and Donna (Bill) Staley, daughter-in-law, Cathy Louder, and grandson, Robert Garratt Ogden.

She is survived by her children, Diane (Robert) Ogden, Jeffrey Ray (Shanna) Louder, Carolyn (Curtis) Laser, Jennifer (Wade) Homer, and Lorilee (Travis) Bowen, 22 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr Wain Allen, Jeanette Vernon, Corey Ann Blonquist, Sheryl Porter and the Family Tree staff for Dorothy’s excellent care.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 12:00 noon, in the Coalville Stake Center, 40 N Main Street. A viewing will be held prior to services from 10:00 to 11:30 at the church.

Interment will be in the Coalville Cemetery.

Dorothy Louder - Funeral Recording.mp3

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