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Western Slope Obituaries 11-29-10

Ronald Lewis (Red) Hughes, 75, of Paonia, Colo., passed away November 7, 2010 at home of a heart attack.

He was born February 8, 1935 in Colorado Springs, Colo. He spent his early childhood in Divide, Colo., before the family moved to Paonia, Colo. He attended Paonia, Colo., schools all 12 grades. He graduated in 1953. He was an avid athlete in High School and was proud of the fact that he was able to attend all games of his three sons.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps immediately after high school graduation and served four years with basic training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and service in Occupied Japan.

He and Thelma Vodopich were married in 1957. They were later divorced.

He worked at several jobs – including the coal mine in Somerset, Colo., and the gypsum mine in Moab, Utah and the Morrell Cattle ranch in Paonia, Colo., – before going into the cattle business for himself, first on the family farm on Lamborn Mesa, then on Garvin Mesa, Terror Creek and Midway. He was a ranching partner and ranch foreman with Connie Oberholtzer at Midway until her death in 2002. He continued managing the Midway ranch until he retired in 2006.

He is survived by three sons Brian (Josephine) Hughes of San Jose, Calif., Bill (Lorna) Hughes of Paonia, Colo., and Pat (Leslie) Hughes Grand Junction, Colo.; three grandsons Keith (Amber) Hughes of Moab, Utah, Scott (Audra) Hughes and Eric Hughes both of Grand Junction, Colo.; one great-grandchild; two sisters; Evelyn Hickox of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jean E Tucker of Paonia, Colo.; a nephew James E. Rupe of Grand Junction, Colo.; and his companion Pat Gallob of Paonia, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Edna Hughes and a sister Betty Lois Hughes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society P.O. Box 44279, Denver, Colo., 80201 or the North Fork Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 127, Hotchkiss, Colo., 81419.

At his request no services will be held. A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Cremation has taken place.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

Ronald Lewis (Red) Hughes, 75, of Paonia, Colo., passed away November 7, 2010 at home of a heart attack.

He was born February 8, 1935 in Colorado Springs, Colo. He spent his early childhood in Divide, Colo., before the family moved to Paonia, Colo. He attended Paonia, Colo., schools all 12 grades. He graduated in 1953. He was an avid athlete in High School and was proud of the fact that he was able to attend all games of his three sons.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps immediately after high school graduation and served four years with basic training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and service in Occupied Japan.

He and Thelma Vodopich were married in 1957. They were later divorced.

He worked at several jobs – including the coal mine in Somerset, Colo., and the gypsum mine in Moab, Utah and the Morrell Cattle ranch in Paonia, Colo., – before going into the cattle business for himself, first on the family farm on Lamborn Mesa, then on Garvin Mesa, Terror Creek and Midway. He was a ranching partner and ranch foreman with Connie Oberholtzer at Midway until her death in 2002. He continued managing the Midway ranch until he retired in 2006.

He is survived by three sons Brian (Josephine) Hughes of San Jose, Calif., Bill (Lorna) Hughes of Paonia, Colo., and Pat (Leslie) Hughes Grand Junction, Colo.; three grandsons Keith (Amber) Hughes of Moab, Utah, Scott (Audra) Hughes and Eric Hughes both of Grand Junction, Colo.; one great-grandchild; two sisters; Evelyn Hickox of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jean E Tucker of Paonia, Colo.; a nephew James E. Rupe of Grand Junction, Colo.; and his companion Pat Gallob of Paonia, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Edna Hughes and a sister Betty Lois Hughes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society P.O. Box 44279, Denver, Colo., 80201 or the North Fork Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 127, Hotchkiss, Colo., 81419.

At his request no services will be held. A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Cremation has taken place.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

Ronald Lewis (Red) Hughes, 75, of Paonia, Colo., passed away November 7, 2010 at home of a heart attack.

He was born February 8, 1935 in Colorado Springs, Colo. He spent his early childhood in Divide, Colo., before the family moved to Paonia, Colo. He attended Paonia, Colo., schools all 12 grades. He graduated in 1953. He was an avid athlete in High School and was proud of the fact that he was able to attend all games of his three sons.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps immediately after high school graduation and served four years with basic training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and service in Occupied Japan.

He and Thelma Vodopich were married in 1957. They were later divorced.

He worked at several jobs – including the coal mine in Somerset, Colo., and the gypsum mine in Moab, Utah and the Morrell Cattle ranch in Paonia, Colo., – before going into the cattle business for himself, first on the family farm on Lamborn Mesa, then on Garvin Mesa, Terror Creek and Midway. He was a ranching partner and ranch foreman with Connie Oberholtzer at Midway until her death in 2002. He continued managing the Midway ranch until he retired in 2006.

He is survived by three sons Brian (Josephine) Hughes of San Jose, Calif., Bill (Lorna) Hughes of Paonia, Colo., and Pat (Leslie) Hughes Grand Junction, Colo.; three grandsons Keith (Amber) Hughes of Moab, Utah, Scott (Audra) Hughes and Eric Hughes both of Grand Junction, Colo.; one great-grandchild; two sisters; Evelyn Hickox of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jean E Tucker of Paonia, Colo.; a nephew James E. Rupe of Grand Junction, Colo.; and his companion Pat Gallob of Paonia, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Edna Hughes and a sister Betty Lois Hughes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society P.O. Box 44279, Denver, Colo., 80201 or the North Fork Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 127, Hotchkiss, Colo., 81419.

At his request no services will be held. A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Cremation has taken place.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.


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