Mar. 9, 1933 Sacramento Sacramento County California, USA
Jul. 6, 2003 Woodland Yolo County California, USA
Hugh Howard Amen, age 70, died at home in Woodland on Sunday, July 6, 2003, of diabetes. He was born on March 9, 1933, in Sacramento, the sixth child of Henry and Lydia Amen and grew up on the Ventura Ranch, most of which today is part of the Woodland Industrial Park. Hugh attended local schools, graduating from Woodland High School in 1951 where he excelled in sports and was cocaptain of the 1950 Sac-Joaquin championship football team. He attended Sacramento Junior College before enlisting in the U.S. Navy (1952-1956) where he served aboard the U.S.S. Rogers. Following military service Hugh attended Oregon Technical Institute. He was employed by Yolo County, retiring from the Sheriff's Department in 1984. In retirement Hugh enjoyed traveling, watching his grandchildren participate in various sporting events and restoring his 1954 Ford convertible.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ruth Karlstad Amen, daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Franc Elizondo and Brenda and Tom Moreland; and grandchildren, Ashleigh Ruth Moreland and Wyatt Hugh Moreland, all of Woodland. Also surviving are brothers, Hank and Elmer Amen; sister, Pat Giguiere; sister-in-law, Linda Amen; brother-in-law, Stan Bender; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hugh was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Amen; sister, Evelyn Bender; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Amen and DeeDee Amen; and his best friend Jack Witzelberger.
A private graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, with Dr. Jerry Pedersen of the Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis 95617.
Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658.
(A photograph of Hugh Amen is included with this obituary.)
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, July 9, 2003.)