Hugh Templeton, 84, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. He was born December 10, 1933 in Heyburn, Idaho to James and Bessie Templeton. His family later moved to Pocatello, Idaho where Hugh graduated high school and married his high school sweetheart, JoAnn Reynolds, on February 28, 1953. Hugh enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and served as a Communication Specialist in Japan, earning a National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. After his service in the Air Force, Hugh returned to Pocatello and put himself through college while working for the railroad as a switchman. Upon graduation from Idaho State University, Hugh took his first job in accounting at the firm Arthur Young and Company in Southern California. In May of 1964, Hugh moved his family to Las Vegas, thinking it would be a step closer to moving back to Idaho. Hugh and his family settled in Las Vegas and opened his own C.P.A. firm. From very humble beginnings, Hugh built a successful company and reputation as a respected businessman and trusted advisor to many in Las Vegas. Hugh served on the board of the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association, Pan American International Bank, Sun State Bank, and Sun West Bank. His son, Doug, joined his firm, now titled Templeton and Templeton. Recently, he was proud that his granddaughter, Haylee, passed her C.P.A. exam and joined the firm as well. Hugh’s work was his passion and he never retired. He thoroughly enjoyed his work and interactions with his clients until his last day. Hugh was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, JoAnn. Hugh remarried in 2008 and is survived by his loving wife Donna; sister Nola Holloway; three sons, Ken, Rick, Doug; daughter Tamara Vellinga; daughter-in-laws Linda and Elizabeth; "honorary daughter-in-law" Tatyana Caruso; son-in-law Chad Vellinga; nine grandchildren Crystal (Justin) Sowa, KLynn (Mariah), Kristoffer (Georgina), Cody (Danielle), Bret, Haylee (Brandon), Ryan, Kennedi, and Trevor; "honorary granddaughter" Katrina Caruso; and two greatgrandchildren Lilliana and Liam. He is also survived by stepsons Matt and Chris (Cathy) Trott; six grandchildren Philip (Vanessa), Kevin, Ryan, Sydney, Branden, Amanda; and great-granddaughter Allison. His wisdom, support, advice, never-ending positivity, and witty one-liners will be greatly missed by his family and clients. Private services were previously held.