Judith Lynn Hughes, 58, of Denver, CO, formerly of Scotia, passed away on Monday, April 3. 2017, at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Scotia Community Building in Scotia, NE at 2:00 p.m.
Judith Lynn Hughes was born to Don and Peggy (Blanchard) Hughes on June 28, 1958 in Ord, Nebraska.
Judy attended grade school in Cotesfield, Nebraska and graduated from North Loup-Scotia High School in 1976. She received her Associates Degree from Southeast Community College in Lincoln. Her career was in computer programming/technology in Lincoln, Nebraska and Kansas City, working for the State of Nebraska, State Farm, Centel and Sprint. She later moved to Denver and worked for her church, St. Dominic Catholic Church, in a number of capacities, including as minion to the business manager. Most recently she worked as an assistant manager of Highlands Ace Hardware, a job she adored.
Judy had the biggest heart for her family, friends, and especially her nieces and nephews. She was known as “Fun Aunt Judy” and was always there as a great listener and could offer such sound advice straight from her heart. In her big heart, there was always room for any type of animal. She loved her fur babies. Judy had a twinkle in her eyes, a wonderful laugh and lived by the motto “Faith, Family and Friends”: Faith giving her meaning and direction to life; family keeping her connected on an emotional level and friends providing acceptance. These are the things that held Judy steady and earned her a full rich life. In turn we have all been enriched by knowing and loving her.
Survivors include her partner, Maureen Dobel of Denver; her mother, Peggy Hughes of Scotia; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Craig and Gigi Hughes of Scotia and Douglas and Victoria Hughes of Lincoln; nieces and nephews; Candi Hughes, Casey Hughes and fiancé Cari Brown, Mandi Shoemaker and husband Nick, Heather Fox and husband Casey, Matt Hughes and wife Teri; Kelsea Hughes, Cera-Rose Hughes and fiancé Sam Bennett; Trevor Marlow; Andy Dobel and wife Trisha, Sarah Staroska and husband Mark, Susie Leuschen and husband Brian, Christine Dobel, Casey Dobel, Riley Dobel, Hilary Dobel and husband Jonathan Ullman and Matthew Dobel; great-nieces and nephews: Brookelyn, Avarie and Charlee Fox, Hudson and Knoxson Hughes, and Luke, Landon and Mason Shoemaker, Michael and Matthew Dobel, Malcolm Staroska, and Caroline Leuschen: very special Aunts and Uncles Bill and Linda Hughes of Omaha and Tom and Eileen Blanchard of Grand Island and many cousins and friends who loved her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her father, Don Hughes; Maureen’s parents, Joan and Jerry Dobell grandparents; and uncles and aunts.