Kenneth Judkins Hoffman, 71, died Monday, December 31, 1990, in Seattle, Washington of a heart attack.

He was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Farr West, a son of Herman Wilhelm and Florence Pearl Judkins Hoffman.He married Vera Jane William on June 30, 1939, in Ogden. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. They were divorced in 1985. He married Machel Richardson of SEattle, Washington.

He had lived in Ogden, graduated from Weber High School and attended Weber State College. He had also lived in Westchester and Whittier, Calif., Bountiful and Renton, Washington.

He was a member of the LDS Church. He served in many callings including Elder's Quorum president, High Priest group leader, stake missionary, Sunday School teacher and a home teacher. He had been a plasterer and building contractor and also a real estate broker. He retired in 1984 as a building inspector for the LDS Church.

He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Hoffman loved life, people, golf, gardening, reading and classical music. He had written many poems, short stories and articles. When not writing, he was busy helping his children.

Surviving are: His wife, of Renton, Washington; nine children and their spouses, Bill and Linda Peterson, Provo; Dennis and Joan hoffman, Bellevue, Wash.; Michael and Carol Hoffman, Provo; Shanna and Ron Bingham, Everett, Wash.; Merrill and JoAnn Hoffman, Salt Lake City; Rick and Kathy Hoffman, Sandy; Dave and Lynda Hoffman, Layton; Susan Hoffman, Sierra Madre, Calif.; Marilee Hoffman, Everett, Wash.; 28 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, two sisters, Wendell Hoffman, Ogden; LaVon Brooks, Yucaipa, Calif.; Katheryn Singer, West Covina, Calif. He was preceded in death by one sister, one half-sister, one half-brother, and one grandson.

Funeral serivces will be held Saturday, at 1 p.m., at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may call at the mortuary Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, one hour prior to services. Interment, North Ogden Cemetery.

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