Friday, April 4, 2014

Clyde Hughes, BHS 1943

Clyde Hughes, BHS 1943 (August 5, 1925 - February 21, 2014) Clyde Hughes, 88, of Pioneer, California, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 21, 2014. He was a husband, father, brother, son, grandfather and great grandfather. He was the epitome of a gentleman with the knowledge of Socrates. Clyde was a proud Army Air Corps WWII veteran who taught his children and grandchildren to be loyal, compassionate and selfless. Clyde showed love, kindness and discipline. Clyde was born August 5, 1925 in Burbank, California to Clyde and Myrtle Hughes. He was the youngest of 4 boys. Clyde grew up in Burbank and graduated from Burbank High School. He joined the Army Air Corps during World War II. Clyde owned a service station in Burbank for many years before working in the auto parts business. He was well respected by all his clients and customers; known as a man of integrity. Clyde married Eileen Hughes on March 16, 1947. They were married for 66 years. He left a beautiful love note for Eileen in the event he preceded her in death. He told her how proud he was to have had her as his wife, that he had always loved her and would love her forever. Clyde loved his family and treasured time with his wife and children. They spent many summers at Bishop Creek. Clyde loved camping and fishing. Clyde was very active at Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene. He was the first person to walk up to someone new, shake hands and welcome them to church. He loved studying the bible and preparing for his Sunday School class. Clyde came prepared with “just one question” and a gleam in his eye ready to dig deeper into study of the Word. Everyone looked forward to Clyde’s comments and questions and class now has a handout that is affectionately known as “Clyde’s Corner”. Clyde was very involved with the Interfaith Food Bank. He and his wife Eileen have worked at the Food Bank every Wednesday for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Newton Hughes and his daughters, Cheryl Ehlman and Kathleen Harmon. His son, Michael Hughes preceded him in death April 8, 2008. Clyde is also survived by 4 grandchildren; Amy Brust, Keith Hohman, Adam Warren and Shannon Harmon; and 6 great-grandchildren, Frank, Nora, Jason, Emmalee, Cylus and Cassandra. He was looking forward to the birth of his next great grandchild this summer. He was deeply loved and will be missed. Honoring Clyde’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. Donations in Clyde’s memory can be made to the Interfaith Food Bank, 12181 Airport Road, Jackson, CA 95642. >

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