C. Merrill Hough

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Hough, C. Merrill

C. Merrill Hough, age 82, passed away on August 20, 2017 in Corrales, New Mexico.

Mr. Hough was born on October 31, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio to Eleanor Sloan Hough and John Newbold Hough. Mr. Hough attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where he received his BA in Arts; The University of Colorado, Boulder and received his Masters and also attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison for 5 years doing doctoral work. Merrill moved from Madison in 1994 and spent the last 23 years in Corrales.

On June 13, 1957, He married Ardelle Miriam Juntunen and they shared over 60 years together. Merrill worked as a College Professor and also sold text books for 25 years. He was a gracious and patient gentleman; Merrill had a passion for history, books, meeting people, humor, social justice and travel. One trip of a lifetime was a 17 day dory ride down the Colorado River though the Grand Canyon with Ardelle and the Robsons. Merrill spent many summer evenings enjoying the sun setting over Lake Duborne at the family summer cabin in Blind River, Ontario, Canada. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and foster parent.

Mr. Hough was preceded in death by both of his parents Eleanor Sloan Hough and John Newbold Hough.

He is survived by his beloved wife Ardelle J. Hough of Corrales, NM; his daughters Elizabeth Sloan Hough of West Sand Lake, New York and Jessica Miriam Hough of Corrales, NM; his foster daughter Julie Kaufman; his grandson Christopher Merrill Hough Deane and son-in-law Gordon Ethan Deane both of West Sand Lake, New York; daughter-in-law Mollie Sue Ferguson; and his brother Jonathon Sloan Hough and his sister-in-law April Haupt Hough both of Boulder, Colorado.

A gathering for Merrill will be scheduled at a future date.

Mr. Hough's care has been entrusted to:

Daniels Family

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Southern Chapel

2400 Southern Blvd

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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Daniels Family Funeral Services, Southern Chapel
2400 Southern Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 891-9192
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Sept. 3, 2017
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