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Joseph Hughes, 83, passed away October 7, 2013 in St. George. He was born March 20, 1930 in Panguitch to William Henry and Thora Dean Davenport Hughes. He married Violet Rae Smith, October 4, 1955 in Fredonia, AZ. The marriage was solemnized March 12, 1966 in the St. George Temple.
Joe served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a cattleman, which was an expensive hobby! He drove truck doing maintenance for the park service at Bryce Canyon for 35 years and was the caretaker of the Cannonville Cemetery. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He mostly loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Joe is survived by his wife, Violet Rae, of Cannonville; daughters: Catherine (Marion) Littlefield, Tropic; Charlotte (John) Matthews, Cannonville; Maxine (Daryl) Veater, Panguitch; 15 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his five brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Cannonville LDS Chapel where friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be Cannonville Cemetery with military rites by the Bryce Valley American Legion Post #18. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Oct. 9, 2013