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Idaho State Journal, 02/13/04
SODA SPRINGS - Evelyn Marie Hennings Hoff, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister,
age 64, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at the Caribou Memorial Hospital in
Soda Springs. She was born November 17, 1939, at Martin, South Dakota, the daughter of
Elmer and Helen Woehler Hennings.
Evelyn was married to Neil H. Smith February 3, 1956, in Georgetown; they were later
divorced. She was married to Vern Hoff March 30, 1998, in Soda Springs.
She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and crafts. She spent many hours doing yard
work and gardening. She had a great deal of love and patience for teaching her skills to
her family and friends. She worked in many different capacities during her lifetime. She
loved her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by
all that knew and loved her.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Vernal Hoff, of Soda Springs; her children, Debbie
Young (Doug Dewitt) of Lake Havasu, Ariz., Mickie (Bob) Sparks of Nounan, Idaho, Dean
(Connie) Smith of Hermiston, Ore., and Michael (Tammie) Smith of Swan Valley, Idaho; also
surviving are nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Darlene (Bob)
McKee, Pavillion, Wyo., Shirley (Bill) Richardson, Moses Lake, Wash., Carol (Paul) Knutti,
Montpelier, Idaho, Bonnie (Roger) Garner, Pocatello, Idaho; and two brothers, Donald
(Marie) Hennings, Nounan, Idaho, and Jack Hennings of Pocatello, Idaho; and many nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Delores Black, a brother,
Norman Hennings, and a grandson, Billy Dean Sparks.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 14 at 1 p.m., at the Georgetown
LDS Church, with Bishop Dale Bethers officiating. Family will meet with friends on
Saturday morning from noon to 12:45 p.m., at the Georgetown Chapel. Burial will be in the
Georgetown Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home.