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.