James Hougham, age 88 of Perry, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at the Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Perry, IA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the  Richland Township Cemetery near Bagley, IA. Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. 

            James Delmar Hougham was born on January 1, 1930 at Perry, IA to Arthur Ernest and Lula E. (Springer) Hougham. He grew up in Perry and attended Perry High School. He was united in marriage to Anna Mae Godfrey in Perry on March 1, 1949. He worked as a farm hand, the interurban railway, Milwaukee Railroad and Stanley Salvage in Herndon, IA.

            He enjoyed collecting Avon bottles and railroad memorabilia, visiting with his coffee club friends and watching TV.

            In death he rejoins his, parents, Arthur and Lula Hougham, brothers, George and Clarence Hougham, sisters, Fern Rittgers and Betty Devilbiss and a grandson, Adam Anderson.

            Left to cherish James’s memory are his wife Anna Mae Hougham, daughters, Vickey Anderson, and Susan Mickelson, both of Perry, IA, grandchildren, Tonya and Tracey Anderson, great grandchildren, Whitney and Chloe Anderson and Brandon and John Stucker, brothers, Dale (Beverly) Roberts and Roy (Ginger) Roberts both from Missouri and his cat Charlie.

 

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