Roland Dyre Hughes, 86, of Three Forks, passed away on March 13, 2015, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Roland was born on Aug. 8, 1928, in Braxton, West Virginia, to Darlie and Grafton Hughes. Roland grew up during the Great Depression in West Virginia. He met the love of his life, Mary and her three sons, in 1954. They were married May 1955, moved to Maryland, and had a daughter Nance. In June of 1970 they headed out west, landing in Three Forks where they bought and ran the Headwaters Café. Later, they purchased the Fisher Garage which they operated for several years. Roland was a jack-of-all-trades. Throughout his lifetime he worked many different jobs including coalminer as a young boy, taxi cab driver, garage owner/mechanic, ranch hand, construction worker, school bus driver in Three Forks and Willow Creek, among a variety of other jobs. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved introducing new hunters to the outdoors. Roland was passionate about watching his great grandsons as they played many different sports, especially driving the bus for the Outlaws Baseball team for several seasons. He was very fond of his family and friends. Roland never met a stranger. Survived by his Sisters Nina (Orville) Knight, Catherine "Kitty" Brown; Sons: Charles McCauley, Archie McCauley; Daughter-in-law: Joyce McCauley; Five Grandkids; Eleven Great Grandkids; Nine Great, Great Grandkids. Proceeded in death by his Parents: Darlie and Grafton Hughes; Siblings; Wife: Mary Hughes; Sons: Roy McCauley; Daughter: Nance Hughes. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at K&L Mortuaries, in Three Forks, Montana.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Mar. 17, 2015