Wilma L. Hougham
November 23, 1924 – March 12, 2018
Wilma Louise Hougham, 93 years of age, passed away Monday March 12th, 2018 at Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial after a brief illness. Wilma was born in Logansport, IN on November 23, 1924 to parents Robert and Josephine Schull. In February of 1945 she married Fred Hougham, Sr. in Bloomington, IL where they spent the next 25 years raising their 7 children. In 1970 they moved to Gainesville, FL where they lived for one year. They moved to Daytona Beach in 1971 to start Volvo of Daytona Beach, the family business for 45 years, until it sold in October of 2016. When asked her occupation Wilma always replied " a housewife of sorts". She had many different jobs over the years in manufacturing, retail, office work, and helping Fred Sr. launch the dealership. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Fred Sr., her brother Pete, 2 sisters Thelma and JoAnn and one son in law Tim Dunn. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Fred R. and Mary Hougham, Ormond Beach, FL, Marty and Maureen Hougham, San Antonio, TX, Dave and Polly Hougham, Daytona Beach, FL, Elizabeth and David Gibson, Port Orange, FL, Kathryn Dunn, Ormond Beach, FL, Ken and Colleen Hougham, Ormond Beach, FL, and Robert Hougham, Daytona Beach, FL. Wilma will be missed by her 12 wonderful grandchildren, and the ones who made her smile the most...8 great grandchildren. Additional loved ones include her sisters in law Doris Long, White Bear Lake, MN and Hope Kelly of Interlachen, FL and many nieces and nephews. She was a much loved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Wilma was a sweet, quiet person with an independent, stubborn nature and a great sense of humor. She loved to read, travel, and spend time with family and Christmas. In later years her house became the talk of the neighborhood when her children would get together and decorate her yard with Christmas lights. To honor Wilma's wishes a private graveside service will be held for the family. A Celebration of Life reception will be held for friends and family on April 4th, 2018, beginning at 5 o'clock, at the Clubhouse at Countryside, 951 Village Trail, Port Orange, FL. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Friends of the Ormond Beach Library, 30 S. Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Wilma was the cornerstone of our family and will be sorely missed.Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.volusiamemorialfunerals.com
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Wilma L. Hougham
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