Lance Charles Hughes (1954 - 2018)

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Lance Charles Hughes, age 64, passed away on Feb. 21, 2018, two days after his birthday, with family at his bedside.
Lance was born in Montana, and spent the first 10 years of his life there, the first six on a ranch and farm in Brockway and the next four in Havre, Montana.
In 1965, his family moved to Anchorage, Alaska, and never left. On the day they pulled into town they stopped for lunch at the Lucky Wishbone and this became his favorite restaurant.
Lance had a love for playing hockey that started in the sixth grade at Nunaka Valley and continued through high school. Later, he was the head coach at Dimond High School for three seasons.
Lance graduated from East High School. After graduation he attended the University of Hawaii. However, his love of Alaska brought him back to the state to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and astronomy.
After college graduation he moved back to Anchorage and became a teacher with the Anchorage School District. He taught those same subjects at Dimond High School until his retirement. Lance loved teaching and had a high admiration for all of his students.
All of his summers were spent commercial fishing. This started out at a beach fishing site in Nikiski, but later involved drift fishing in Bristol Bay. Lance loved the outdoors and spent much of his free time hunting, fishing and hiking with his black Labrador "Tuffy," who will miss his hiking buddy.
Lance is survived by the pride and joy of his life, his daughters, Courtney and McKayla Hughes; his parents, Chuck and Ina Hughes; brother, Wade and wife Lisa Hughes; sister, Krystal and husband Mike McGinnis; niece, Alyssa Curry; and nephews, Nick Curry and Logan and Trevor McGinnis; and great-nephews, James and Luke Curry. Lance is preceded in death by his sister, Renee Hughes.
A celebration of a life well lived and a person much loved will be at the Fox Hollow Chalet, 11801 Brayton Drive, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018.
"And I will call upon Your name and keep my eyes above the waves when oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace."
Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Mar. 11, 2018