Jack Hughes, 79

JACK HUGHES, 79, passed peacefully in his home March 19, 2014. A Celebration of his life, with Military Honors, will be held at 11am Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the United Methodist Church with Reverend Brian Kroeger officiating. A luncheon will follow the services. Cremation has taken place.In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Waggin' Tails Animal Shelter through the Torrington Police Department. He had the privilege of loving many dogs during his lifetime and believed that Heaven is where they will all come to greet him. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Jack was born at home March 20, 1934 in Huntley, Wyoming to Marley and Hallie (Caster) Hughes. He was the eighth of ten children. He received all of his education in Torrington, graduating in 1953. He married June L. Brown on November 1, 1953 and to this union was born a daughter and a son. He was drafted into the US Army in 1954, discharged to the Wyoming National Guard and served as a mechanic for the next nine years in Guernsey, Wyoming. In March of 1965 they bought his family farm northwest of Torrington and farmed there for the next forty years. In 2005 they sold the farm and moved into the town of Torrington. Jack continued farming by working for Madden Brothers over the next few years.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law Debra and Jodie Grein of Grand Junction, Colorado; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Mindi Hughes of Torrington; grandchildren Matthew Paulsen; Crystal Paulsen Tucker, Belinda Hughes Evans, and Danae Hughes Rawls; eight great grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two brothers Roy (Sharyn) Hughes and Dean Hughes; and two sisters Ruth (Keith) Smith and Mary (Wayne) Hahn. Preceding Jack in death were his parents; a son-in-law, three brothers; three sisters; three nieces; one nephew; and his beloved wife June.

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