|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1938|
El Paso County
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 2010|
Wheatridge -- Harry Lee Hughes, 72, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on July 25, 2010. He was born July 2, 1938 in Manitou Springs, Colo., to William Clay Hughes Sr. and Daisy Iola (Speelman) Hughes. His family moved to Denver in 1944 and he lived there most of his life.
Harry "Butch" was a truck driver, delivering bakery supplies, hauling mail and delivering parts. He enjoyed racing cars and held a record in the 1960s at a local Denver track. He also enjoyed NHRA, the Broncos, John Wayne movies, fishing, and his cat, Pearl.
In 1962 Harry married Margo Spensley (1 daughter, Christa, Phoenix, AZ). They divorced and he remarried to Loretta Gragg in 1963 (1 son, Michael, in Calif.). They divorced and Loretta died abt 1970 in PA. In 1977 Harry married Sharon Fleenor. They divorced in 1985.
In addition to his beloved children, Harry is survived by grandsons Dallis (Phoenix, AZ) and Pat (Brighton, Colo.), as well as a granddaughter, Jessie, in Greeley; 2 great grandsons, Eathan (AZ) and Patrick Jr. (Colo); and a baby great granddaughter, Ravyn, in Greeley; also a cherished niece, Pamela Winans (Westcliffe, Colo.). In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers William Jr. in 1988, Robert in Apr 2010, and an infant brother John G. in 1944.
Special thanks to Gail, Jennifer and Rhonda who work at St. Anthony's Senior Clinic and were a friend to Harry and his mother for many years.
Memorial will be private and burial will be at a later date in the Crown Hill Cemetery family plot.
Memorial donations may be made to any animal shelter.
"Hold that Tiger, Dad. I'll get those autographs for you."
Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO.
Dad had been in the hospital in May and when he recovered I bought him tickets for the summer NHRA race in Denver. He was so excited that he scouted out the location and planned to be there before the gates opened! When I couldn't reach him the afternoon of the race or the next day, I called Denver police. Unfortunately, dad didn't make it to the races, but I'm glad I was able to make him so happy before he passed. Still, I wish he'd been able to attend one more race.
William Clay Hughes (1905 - 1959)
Daisy Iola Speelman Hughes (1909 - 2001)
William Clay Jr Hughes (1932 - 1988)*
Robert Earl Hughes (1935 - 2010)*
Harry Lee Hughes (1938 - 2010)
John G Hughes (1944 - 1944)*
Note: Official cause of death: atherosclerotic heart disease complicated by stage 4 kidney disease & COPD
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: in his daughter's care
Created by: CJ
Record added: Sep 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58771018
5th cousin once removed|
Added: Feb. 7, 2014
Dad, where has 3 yrs gone? Miss you love you. Christa|
Added: Jul. 28, 2013
Happy 75th birthday, dad. Miss you. Gone but not forgotten. Pearlie is fine and she can actually be sweet at times!|
Added: Jul. 1, 2013
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