Nilda Mae Longhurst Hoffman, passed peacefully from this life on March 15, 2020, at the age of 90. She was born September 23, 1929, in Woodruff Utah to William Albert and Effa Gennett Longhurst. Nilda is the youngest of eight children, she was proceeded in death by her beloved siblings: Leland, Edna, Clyde (Joe), Dora, Betsey, Earl, and Edith.
Nilda was married to Harold Hoffman on September 1, 1948 in Woodruff, Utah and later sealed in the Logan Temple on November 29, 1951. They welcomed into their home two sons, Kent (Julianne) and Neil (Christine). Nilda and Harold are the loving grandparents of eleven grandchildren and twenty eight great grandchildren.
Nilda showed a strong testimony and love of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served many church positions and never hesitated to share her testimony and love of the gospel with her family. She and her husband found joy serving in the Ogden Temple for several years.
Nilda was blessed with a gift for music and shared it throughout her life. She played the piano and organ for sacrament meeting, relief society and school programs. She conducted the ward choir, led music in the junior Sunday school, the primary and taught piano lessons to many children.
She was an excellent quilter. You could often find numerous friends gathered around a quilt frame in her living room busily stitching for an upcoming wedding or new baby.
Nilda and Harold successfully worked on their cattle ranch in Randolph for over 60 years. They could be found working side-by-side on all aspects of the ranch such as stacking hay, fixing fences, driving cows and branding calves. Nilda was a wonderful cook and always happy to serve a good meal to anyone who stopped by her home.
She will be greatly missed and loved by us all. The Funeral will begin at 11:00 AM at the Randolph Ward Church on Thursday, March 19. Also, viewings will be at the church from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday the 18th, and at 10:00 AM on Thursday.