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Information for Henry Lee Hughes

28 February, 1928 - 4 October, 1984

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1984
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Henry Hughes

    Graveside services for Henry Lee Hughes, 56, Nampa, who died Thursday, Oct. 4, at a Nampa hospital of natural causes, will be conducted at 1 p.m., Tuesday at the Melba Cemetery.
    Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    He was born Feb. 28, 1928 at Sid, Okla., to Harry and Viola Hughes.  He was reared and educated in Oklahoma.  After his schooling, he entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean conflict.  He was honorably discharged in 1953.
    He married Shirley Hoagland on June 27, 1953 in Winnemucca, Nev., and they moved to Melba where they farmed.  While in Melba, he was a ditch rider for the irrigation district, he owned and operated a welding shop for several years, drove school bus for the Melba schools and contracted the Melba Star Route as the mail carrier in 1975.
    He married Verlie Shields on Dec. 23, 1978 in Elko, Nev.  In 1981, they moved from Melba to Elko where he worked in the Freeport Gold Mine.  They moved to Nampa earlier this year and he was employed by the Ferry-Morris Seed Co.  
    He was a member of the Melba Divin-Sloneker American Legion Post and a member of the Sagebrush Saddle Club.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two daughters, Marcia Platz, Emmett and Loretta Hughes, Melba; two sons, Delwyn Hughes, Homedale and Benjie Hughes, Melba; two step-daughters, Susan Pline, Melba and Margaret Shields, Reno, Nev.; one brother, Art Hughes, Caldwell; two sisters, Hazel Kirby, Eucha, Okla., and Ruth Sissons, Colcord, Okla.; 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    The family suggests memorial contributions to the Melba Quick Response Unit.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.


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