Our loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, Harold, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, surrounded by his family at Prestige Care in Clarkston of complications from a stroke he suffered in December 2011. Harold was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Lewiston, to George and Rosalie (Gotts) Hough, the first of six children. He was raised in Anatone and graduated from Anatone High School in 1958. He moved to Asotin and married the love of his life, Sandra Gay, June 5, 1959. Together they raised two children, Diana and Dennis. Harold started working at an early age at the Chevron Service Station in Anatone. In 1958, he began work at the Chevron Service Station in Asotin. Most Chevrons were leased; however, he worked it out to actually purchase the station. Together, he and Sandy built a new station and operated it for many years. In addition to running the station, he drove school bus for the Asotin School District for more than 30 years. Later, Harold went to work as a car salesman for Russ Cannon Buick in Lewiston. While there, Harold started his career with Clearwater Power Company and retired from there in 2003, after 21 years of service. He later contracted reading meters for Clearwater Power Company. Harold was an active member of the community and was involved in numerous organizations, including the Jaycees, the Wheelers, the Elks, the Moose, the Alumni Asotin Anatone Boosters and he also served on the Asotin Anatone School Board. He had a passion for cars and collected numerous cars throughout his life, and was a member of the Cranker’s Club. Harold loved the outdoors, spending numerous hours at the ranch in Anatone and Dworshak Reservoir, camping, fishing and four-wheeling with his grandkids. He was also a very avid sports fan and loved to watch his kids and grandkids in all of their activities. He and Sandy enjoyed going to the Lewis-Clark State College basketball games and had their own seats in the LCSC Activity Center. They also spent many years with family and friends going to the NAIA World Series. He enjoyed watching the Seattle Mariners and Gonzaga basketball as well. Harold is survived by his wife of 56 years; daughter Diana Schnider (DR); and son Dennis (Jackie); his five grandchildren, Denise Aarstad (Jim), Deanna Schnider, Desarae Starnes (Justin), Kasey Hough and Clayton Hough; and his five great-grandchildren, Anisa Ryan, Anna Aarstad, Dylan Pedersen, Matt Aarstad and Drew Aarstad. He is also survived by his brothers, Leroy (Linda), Robert (Pat) and Boyd (Karolyn); and his sister, Rebecca Jiron (Joe); his sisters-in-law, Rita Gillespie (Don) and Grenda Rumburg; as well as a niece and numerous nephews and their families. And we can’t forget his faithful dog, Cocoa. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Rosanne Hough. The family would also like to express their deep appreciation to Dr. McIntosh and his staff and the aides and nurses at Prestige Care for the wonderful care they provided over these past few years. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston. The service will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Merchant Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston. A celebration of Harold’s life will follow at Floch Hall in Asotin with a covered-dish luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Asotin Anatone High School Boosters, P.O. Box 308, Asotin, WA 99402. Please sign the online guest book at www.merchantfuneralhome.com.