Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NEVADA & THE WEST | OBITUARIES -

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.

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