MIRIAM HUGHES


Miriam Ellen Marston Hughes passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Mira Vista Care Center, where she had resided for several years.

Miriam was predeceased by husband William Maddox "Bill" Hughes of Mt. Vernon, and is survived by James Hughes (Lori) of Everett, Mary Beth Hughes of Seattle, and John William Hughes (Cathi) of Naples, FL.

Miriam was a pilot, journalist, vocalist, and violinist and resided in Mt. Vernon since 1967.

Miriam was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on 12-23-1924, and later resided in California, Texas, and Louisiana, where she married Dad after he returned from WWII. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

The family is deeply grateful for the affectionate, respectful, tender, and professional care that the entire staff at Mira Vista provided for both of our parents. The family is also indebted to Dr. L. Sloane Winkes, M.D., of Mt. Vernon for providing superb and attentive medical care to Mom.

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Nov. 21, 2013