Loren Byron Hough, RIP

Jerry Russell

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Since Loren hasn't posted for a few days, I was fearing the worst. From Loren's hometown newspaper:

http://www.salina.com/news/20180206/loren-byron-hough

LABASA, Fiji Islands — Loren Byron Hough, 64, of Labasa, Fiji, and formerly of Salina, passed away Feb. 6, 2018, at Labasa Hospital Labasa Figi Islands. Services at a later date. Arrangements with Fiji Islands mortuary.
 

Jerry Russell

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More about Loren that I never knew...

http://www.salina.com/news/20180210/loren-byron-hough

A native of Salina, Loren attended Salina Central High School, graduating in 1972. While at Central, Loren participated in football, wrestling and theatre. He continued his football career playing for Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, for two years. After taking a year off to travel, he enrolled at Kansas State University, Manhattan, where he earned a degree in psychology. Loren moved to California for several years only to return to Salina to work with his father, Don Hough, at Hough Piano and Organ, Salina, with sales and promotions. He later returned to northern California, where he lived most of his adult life. In his later years, he moved to Savu Savu, Fiji, where he designed and built bee hives, and taught the local Fijians how to create and sustain a bee colony.

Loren loved the outdoors, people and reading. Family and friends remember Loren as being passionate about his causes from nutrition, water and the environment. He was passionate about the Land Institute in Salina and its causes. A good friend summed it up best: “What a long and interesting road he traveled. He will be missed.”

Loren is survived by his wife, Lisi Malologa; stepdaughter, Memita Telingo, both of Fiji; father, Don B. Hough, of Salina; sisters, Allene Hough Eland, of Lenexa, Kan., and Laina Hough Cossel, of El Paso, Texas; and brother, Darald Hough, of Overland Park, Kan.; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Loren was preceded in death by his grandparents, R. Byron Hough and Allie Hough, and Frank and Bertha Korab; mother, Nedra Hough; and sister, Lisa Joan Hough.

Loren will be laid to rest in Fiji at his request. A Celebration of Loren’s life will be held in Salina for close family and friends at a future date.
 

CplCam

Member
Damn, sad news. I didn't always understand what he was getting at but these forums will be poorer for his absence. Quite an interesting character.
 

A new day

Member
Thank you for posting Loren's obit. I was always amazed at his voluminous posts. He struck me as an independent type of which the world needs more.
 

Jerry Russell

Administrator
Staff member
We had our disagreements with Loren, and we had to stand in our integrity and say so. But I am convinced that he meant well. As the obit says: he was always passionate in everything he did -- whether at the Rainbow Gathering, or growing cannabis, or tending beehives in Fiji. Always, from beginning to end, in opposition to the horrors perpetrated by the Powers That Be.

Yes, the world needs more like him.
 

Jerry Russell

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Staff member
I was feeling curious to catch up on Fukushima radiation and other conditions in the Pacific Ocean, which Loren had always kept us informed about. His favorite news site was ENEnews.com.

I discovered that ENEnews has been discontinued, and lost its server. Further looking into the matter at archive.org, I found that the last update to ENEnews was dated Feb. 6, 2018, the same day that Loren died.

I'm sure that Loren would be the first to suspect that this was no coincidence.
 
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