Nilda Mae Longhurst Hoffman passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, March 15, at the age of 90. She was born Sept. 23, 1929, in Woodruff, Utah, to William Albert and Effa Gennett Longhurst. Nilda is the youngest of eight children. She was preceded in death by her beloved siblings, Leland, Edna, Clyde (Joe), Dora, Betsey, Earl and Edith.
Nilda was married to Harold Hoffman on Sept. 1, 1948, in Woodruff, Utah, and later sealed in the Logan Temple on Nov. 29, 1951. They welcomed into their home two sons, Kent (Julianne) and Neil (Christine). Nilda and Harold are the loving grandparents of 11 grandchildren and 28 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 more than 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 is greatly loved and will be missed by us all.
The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, at the Randolph Ward church. Viewings will be at the church from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and at 10 a.m. on Thursday.