William Dean "Bill" Hughes of Eckert died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Veterans Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 84.
A funeral service was held April 16 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedaredge with Bishop Nathan Tullis officiating. Burial followed at Cedaredge Cemetery.
Mr. Hughes was born Oct. 18, 1927, in Topeka, Kan., to Charles and Lois (Jackson) Hughes. He spent his childhood and attended school in Topeka, Kan.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Mr. Hughes married Ruth Thayne on May 24, 1953, in Englewood. They celebrated 57 years of marriage. She preceded him in death in December 2010.
He was a retired salesman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, the outdoors and his family. He lived in Littleton for several years before moving to Eckert 10 years ago. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedaredge.
Mr. Hughes is survived by two sons, Craig Hughes and his wife Sherry of Battle Ground, Wash., and Brent Hughes of San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Terry Miller and her husband Wilbur of Middlebury, Ind., and Jodene Bolanga of Bowling Green, Ky.; a brother and his wife, Gary and Karen Gebhart of Salina, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus