Herman F. Waugh was born April 4, 1931, to Clark and Mabel E. (Corbally) Waugh in Montrose, Colorado. He spent his childhood and received his education in Montrose.
At the age of 23, he enlisted in the United States Army for two years. Herman was a welder and was employed with Union Carbide for 30 years in the Montrose area.
He had four children from his first union, then married Raye Kirby on Sept. 3, 1983, in Paradox, Colorado. Herman and Raye had shared 27 wonderful years before Raye passed away on June 2, 2010, in Montrose.
Herman was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Montrose. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family, and he loved to ride horses. His two most favorite interests were his fishing and hunting.
Surviving family members include their children, Bruce Waugh of Alaska, Mark (Dawn) Waugh of Battle Mountain, Nevada, daughter Susan (Doug) Carroll of Moab, Utah; sisters, Edna Rowan, Alice (Raymond) Hawks, Dorothy Wire, Teresa Richards, all of Montrose, Colorado; five grandchildren, Hesper (Daniel) Chapman, Erin Carroll, Tyson Carroll, Jordan Waugh and Justin (Amanda) Waugh; and great-grandchild Payson Waugh. Also surviving is Helen Maez, a faithful and dedicated caretaker for the family for many years.
Herman was preceded in death by his wife, Raye, and three children.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 725 South 4th Street, Montrose, CO. 81401.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment and committal service will follow at Cedar Cemetery, east of Montrose. Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Colorado.