Loretta Edith Hugoe Horrocks left this mortal coil for a one-way trek into the Great Beyond in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 16, 2022. She spent 79 years on Earth before cancer called her away.
Loretta was born on June 9, 1942, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (England) to Harold Victor and Marjorie Williams Hugoe.
Loretta’s trek to the USA and Utah began not long after her birth when American servicemen, with Utah ties, were hosted in the Hugoe household as guests. They were in England during World War II in preparation for the Battle of Normandy. This battle we know today as D-Day and had it not occurred history for many in the family would have been much different.
By the late forties Loretta and her family, fed up with the post-World War II rations and other restrictions in England, left for the USA settling in Bountiful, Utah. There she would attend school and graduate from Bountiful High in 1960. Around that time, she met Jay Horrocks whom she would marry on February 14, 1964. They would be married for forty-nine years before he passed away on November 2, 2013.
In 1970 she bore her only child: Jay Horrocks Jr. who survives her.
Loretta’s passions were all encompassing. From interior design to technology and from dance, in her youth, to horses and other animals. Horses were a big part of Loretta’s life. She was endeared to the many she owned, rode or trained in her lifetime. To count all of Loretta’s “animal friends” from nearly eight decades would
“Volare in gratis tandem”
(Fly on, you’re free at last…..) be impossible. She loved them all.
She also loved her red Corvette. Especially when her lead foot got her stopped by the police and seeing the shock on the officer’s faces when they would be expecting someone much younger driving.
Loretta faced her final years, amid her health issues, with grace, bravery and dignity. Even in the weeks before her passing she was ready to move on to her place in immortality. She was still in spirit right up until the end.
Jay Jr., and the rest of the family, would like to thank the staff at Aspire Home & Hospice for their kindness and compassion for Loretta in her final months as well as Walker-Sanderson Funeral Home for their compassion in her passing.
A private life celebration will follow come summertime.