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Obituary: CUMMINGS, HUGH

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 26 2014 5:51 a.m. MST

Hugh Caine Cummings 1930 ~ 2011Hugh Caine Cummings was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 31, 1930 to James Rulon Cummings and Gwendolyn Marie Caine Cummings. Hugh passed on November 29, 2011 from complications while recovering from surgery. He was surrounded by his family and friends.Hugh was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had and has a testimony of Jesus Christ and the restored gospel. He served an LDS mission to Eastern Canada. Hugh was involved with scouting and served as a ward clerk. Hugh was Branch President of the Holladay Healthcare branch. Hugh and Janet served as couple missionaries in the Nibley Park Ward, and they were currently mentoring in a special LDS branch.Hugh was a graduate of East High School, where he was captain of the ski team. He also graduated from the University of Utah, where he was in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.After his mission, Hugh married his High School sweetheart Janet Lee Christensen in the Salt Lake Temple on May 6, 1953.Hugh was a successful entrepreneur, the owner of Cummings Cars, Cummings Christmas Trees, Apartment buildings and for a while a distributor of Vernors soft drinks. He was self-motivated and a hard worker. Even at age 80, he never retired.He taught by example how to be more kind. He befriended many people and quietly provided employment, housing, and other opportunities.Preceded in death by his mother and father, and his son Cory Michael Cummings.Survived by his wife, Janet Lee Christensen Cummings; children: Christopher Hugh (Helen), Kim Lynden, KaraLee Michelle (Greg) Goates; grandchildren: Anthony (Brooke), James (Heather), Rachael (Justin) McAllister, Laura Cummings and Morgan, Cameron, Preston and Amber Goates; great-grandchildren: Keegan and Cory Cummings; siblings: Rulon (Jeannine), Todd (Colleen) and Karen (Doug) Nielsen.We love you and miss you Dad, Grandpa, husband and friend. We know you love us.The family wishes to thank all who treated and cared for Hugh during his final days.The viewing will be on Sunday, December 4th from 7 to 9 PM and the funeral Monday, December 5th at noon, with a viewing from 10:45 to 11:45 AM at the Holladay 4th Ward, 4917 South Viewmont Street (approximately 2390 East), in Holladay, Utah.Dad supported missionary work and scouting. Donations may be made to the missionary funds of the LDS Church or Boy Scouts of America.Flowers or condolences may be sent to the Cannon Mortuary. www.cannonmortuary.com