Jim was born in Cushing, Oklahoma on February 7, 1947. When he was three years old, his mother and father decided to uproot their family and move to Oregon City, Oregon. Jim and his three brothers grew up in Oregon City, raising havoc, making their parents pull their hair out. Jim met the love of his life sitting on his front porch, sicking his dog on Dottie Fulks.
After Jim and Dottie’s first date, he knew he was meant to be with her for the rest of his life. When Dottie was a senior in high school, Jim was drafted into the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. After basic training, Jim went home and asked for her hand in marriage. After two years of dating, Jim and Dottie were married on August 12, 1967. After their wedding Jim was transferred to Fort Polk, Louisiana where Jim was stationed while he was in the Army. While Jim and Dottie were in Rosepine, Louisiana, they welcomed into the world their oldest son, Jay Charles Hugo. After two years they moved back to Oregon City, where they had their second son, Jimmy Ray Hugo Jr. They settled in Oregon City. After a few years of moving forward with their family, Jim and Dottie’s only girl, Lacy Ann Hugo was born.
Jim had as much love and passion for hunting and fishing as he did for his family. One of his biggest joys in life was teaching his kids how to hunt, fish, and love being outdoors. Jim also loved spending as much time as possible with his brothers.
In November of 1986 Jim was given the chance to be close to his oldest brother and moved his family to Utah, where he enjoyed working at Nucor Steel until he retired. Jim enjoyed so many things in life, but he especially lived for his love, Dottie, and watching his kids grow and start their own families. Most of all he loved his grandkids and great-grandkids. He was married to the love of his life for 56 years before his untimely death on October 1, 2023.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dottie M Hugo; brothers, Bill Hugo, Tim Hugo, and Mike Hugo; sons, Jay Charles Hugo and Jimmy Ray Hugo Jr; daughter, Lacy A Hamson (Brad); eleven grandkids; five great grandkids; brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calista Jane Ale and Jay C Hugo; parents-in-law, Helen and Charles L Fulks; nephew, Richard Jay Hugo; and granddaughter, Joyclen Nichole Hugo.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 11:00 am at White Pine Funeral Services, 753 S 100 E Logan, UT, with a visitation prior at 10:30 am.
Those who would like to attend the funeral virtually may use the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89468461393