La Grande, Oregon

Clair Alvin Hought, 92, of La Grande died June 21 at OHSU Hospital in Portland. Viewing will be tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St. A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday June 24 at Zion Lutheran Church, 902 Fourth St.

Mr. Hought was born Oct. 26, 1913, to James Edward and Sophie Ottelia Jacobson Hought in Noonan, N.D. The family farmed and had a coal mine. On Aug. 31, 1935, he married Helen Marie Kloster in Noonan. In October of that year the entire family moved to Monroe. The couple later lived in Portland where he worked for Kellers’ Bakery. In 1951 they moved to La Grande where they opened Hought’s 24 Flavors ice cream shop. The shop was closed in 1985.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran church and enjoyed people, playing pinochle, traveling and gardening.

Survivors include children and their spouses, James Hought of Vancouver, Wash., and Charlotte and Gary McCoy of Wallowa Lake; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. His wife, and siblings, Eber, Lonnie, Glenn and Homer Hought, Neva Healey, Edna Rossow, Delphane George, Helen Ann Engle and Effie Fox, all died earlier.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel.

The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending June 24, 2006, Published, June 26, 2006