Our dear father, grandfather and brother, Michael Lee Hough, left this earth peacefully on
Wednesday, February 1, 2023. He was born to Naomi Colene Spaulding Hough and Guthrie
Wayne Hough on November 10, 1943, in Enid, Oklahoma. Michael spent his childhood, fishing,
camping and playing with his two younger brothers and youngest sister.
Michael is preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Bill and sister Debbie.
Michael is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen, his brother David Hough and his children,
Nora, Tim, Michelle, Stephen and Bryan. As a grandfather, Michael took great pride in his grandchildren, Garrett, Andrew, Rachelle, Christina, Jacob, Camille, Brigham, Paige, Bryce and Tyler.
Michael graduated from Enid High School in 1961. After high school, Michael attended Phillips
University for two years, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a submariner. While
stationed in San Francisco he met the love of his life, Helen Harvey. Helen and Michael were
married on September 3, 1965 (later solemnized in the Logan LDS temple). Michael was a
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved his callings that involved
the youth and the Boy Scouts of America. Michael was the first person in his family to attend and
graduate from college, achieving a degree in Education from Utah State University and a master’s
degree in Education from the University of Utah. As an Educator, Michael used his love of teaching to
guide hundreds of children throughout his career as a teacher in Salt Lake and Davis School District.
Michael leaves a legacy of love for the outdoors and nature to all his children and
grandchildren. Michael and Helen were adventurers, starting their early married life stationed.
in Japan with the U.S. Navy. After retiring, Michael and Helen went on many adventures visiting Japan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Mexico and several other countries. Michael and Helen later fulfilled a lifelong dream of living in Hawaii. They lived on the island of Molokai, where he taught elementary school, and then went over to the Big Island, where he taught at the University of Hawaii.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kaysville City Cemetery, 500 E. Crestwood Road, Kaysville, Utah. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Services under the direction of Lindquist's Layton Mortuary.