Todd Haungs(1933 - 2014)

Charles Edward "Todd" Haungs, 80, of Idaho Falls, passed away Wednesday April 16, 2014, at his home. He was under the care of Aspen Home Health and Hospice.

Todd was born Aug. 4, 1933, in Fresno, Calif., to William Haungs and Betty Viola Latch Haungs. He grew up in Fresno, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1951. Upon graduating, he served in the U.S. Navy for two years.

In 1955, he married Sally Harris. To this union two children were born, Pamela Janae and Scott Edward. Sally passed away in 1969.

Todd worked for J.C. Penney and later on for Equitable Life Insurance, where he was one of the top producing agents for the company. He was a self-starter, always awakening early in the morning with thankfulness for another beautiful day ahead of him.

His business with Equitable took him to San Francisco many times a month. It was there that he met Carolyn Lott. They were married May 28, 1977.

He was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1977, and April 4, 1979, their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They made their home in Santa Cruz, Calif., before moving to Idaho Falls in 1996.

Todd loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. He loved going to the temple. While in Santa Cruz, he served in various callings including Elders Quorum president, bishop, High Councilor and always a home teacher.

His ambition turned to the fast food industry, which included Hawaii. He and Carolyn spent many happy hours in the beautiful islands.

He loved to work in the yard and loved spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of Idaho Falls; daughter, Pamela Carlton; grandsons, Josh (Kimberly) Barklow and Phillip Barklow; and three great-grandchildren, all living in California.

Todd was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sally; a son, Scott; and brothers, Stan and Wes Haungs.

The family thanks Aspen Home Health and Hospice for the loving care given to Todd. A special thanks to Deanna, Monica, Ellen and Natasha.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Summerfield LDS Ward, 3721 Shadow Mountain Trail in Idaho Falls, with Justin Hall, Bishop's Counselor, conducting. The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St., and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Ucon Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral Home

Coltrin Mortuary & Crematory
2100 East First Street Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 524-1000

Published in Post Register on Apr. 19, 2014