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Enid Christene Hullinger

March 22, 1926 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 91)

Enid Christene Workman Hullinger was born in Vernal, Utah March 22, 1926.  She was the second child of William Henry Workman and Jennie Oaks, the sister of Lluana, Dan, and Jean. One of many double cousins and salt-of-the-earth, humble grandparents and extended family.  She met and married her husband Harold Hugo Hullinger in Vernal who proceeded her in death in 1994. They had 4 children: Jay, who also preceded her in death, Ginny, Chris, and Clark.

We are not going to say she passed peacefully, she didn’t.  She worked hard until the end, as she did throughout her life.  The hardest working woman this family has ever known.  It is how she showed her love for others by the service she gave in her work.  Mom laughed as hard as she worked, loud and joyous.  She “whooped” with joy when she caught a fish or saw a deer skittering up the mountain.  She breathed deep the smell of sagebrush and rain.  As a young girl she would rather be in the fields with her grandpa or riding a horse than in the house with the women.  She made us laugh with her funny stories and her strange pronunciations.  Her life was dedicated to the service of her husband, her children, and her grandchildren.  She loved to make baby quilts and blankets and gave them to grandkids and charities.

Thanks mom for the camping, hunting, and fishing trips.  You made them better by the work you did over the stove and the campfire, somehow keeping us clean amidst dirt and tree sap.  Thanks grandma for teaching us to catch and clean fish.  Thanks for showing us the beauty in the lakes and rivers and mountains.  Thanks for all the good meals and Christmas popcorn balls.  Thanks for teaching us the value of hard work and living an unconventional life.  We are better people because your example touched us so profoundly.  You made us who we are – people whose homes are filled with laughter, people who are proud to work hard, people who love and respect the beauty of the earth.  We’re not going to leave a long list of worldly accomplishments.  Your accomplishments shine in the faces of your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 

Don’t pass gently into heaven, run wildly and laugh joyously as you meet up with dad and Jay.  We’ll be listening for your “Waa-hoo” as you catch the big one. 

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 10,  2018,  2:00 P.M. at the Vernal Memorial Park. A family luncheon will be served afterward to be announced at the service.  In lieu of flowers, please donate a baby blanket in mom’s name to any charity for children. 

Our love and thanks to the angels at Dixie Home Health and Hospice.  You saved her from pain, you rescued us in our most desperate moment.  Thanks also to Blackburn and Sons Vernal Mortuary for your thoughtful service.  Services are under the direction of the Blackburn & Sons Vernal Mortuary. www.blackburnvernalmortuary.com

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