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Information for Loren LaVerne Hughes

18 July, 1904 - 17 October, 1985

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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LaVerne Hughes

    Graveside services for Laverne Hughes, 81, Nampa, who died Thursday, Oct. 17 in a Nampa nursing home, will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kenneth B. Britt, pastor of the Nampa First Christian Church, officiating.  Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mr. Hughes was born July 18, 1904, in Hailey, Idaho, to Thomas and Anna Hughes.  He was reared and educated in Idaho schools, receiving his degrees from the University of Idaho. He was married to Maxine Cobbs in 1936.  During his lifetime he was involved in education and aviation.  He worked in the public school system of Idaho for a number of years.  He was principal of the senior high school in Lewiston, served as superintendent of the Sandpoint school system and was superintendent of schools in Blaine County.  In the latter half of his life he worked as a director of education for the U.S. Army.  This assignment took him to Korea, Ft. Sheridan, Ill., and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.  During all of these years he was a licensed pilot.  This knowledge was used in the training of military officers in flying and related fields.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was attending the Nampa First Christian Church.  He was also a member of Ashlar Lodge 90, A.F. and A.M. of Nampa.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; one daughter, Marlys Saltzer, two granddaughters, Rebecca and Sara Saltzer, and one grandson, Mark Saltzer, all of Boston, Mass.; one brother, Leroy Hughes, Sun City, Ariz.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to noon.

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