Shirley Anne Hough
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Shirley Anne Hough
  • January 20, 1946 - November 5, 2017
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Shirley A. Hough passed on November 5, 2017. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but was a longtime resident of Virginia Beach. She was preceded in death by her mother, Henrietta Brokamp; brother, Howard Brokamp; and two grandchildren, James and Maria Tarantino.
Shirley retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 and was most recently employed as a computer engineer at Systems Technology Forum, LTD. She was a very active member of St. Luke Catholic Church, serving as the Social Minister for more than 10 years. During these years, this ministry supported feeding the homeless at JCOC, collecting winter clothes for Appalachia, collecting summer clothes and food for migrant workers on the Eastern Shore, collecting food for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, and organizing the Angel Tree, which collected many presents for children in need. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, the Women's Club, the Lector Ministry, and she coordinated Vacation Bible School. In addition, she was an active member of the Ecumenical LARCUM Ministry in Virginia Beach.
Left to cherish her memory is her longtime friend and companion, Denise Striblin; her beloved pups, Sofie, Chino, and Sassy; daughters: Cheryl Schaible (Derek) and Carole Hough; grandchildren: Samantha Ross, Amanda Tarantino, Jennifer Tarantino, and Ashleigh Schaible; sister-in-law, Shirley Brokamp; several nieces and nephews; and her extended family at STF and St. Luke Catholic Church.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, with a viewing preceding the mass from 5 to 6 p.m. Fellowship to follow. A graveside service with U.S. Navy honors will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Catholic Church.