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Joan Parker Hughes

1930 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Joan Parker Hughes Obituary
January 4, 1930 - January 20, 2011
Joan Hughes, a longtime resident of Torrance and Rolling Hills Estates went home to be with her Savior Jesus after a lengthy illness. She was born in San Pedro, California to Morris Brown Parker and Alberta Carraher Parker. She is predeceased by her son, Philip and is survived by her loving husband, Philip C. Hughes; daughters Sheril (Tom) Farrell, Laurie (Mike) Roeder, and Ann (Joe) Dean; and her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Brian (Jen) Dean, Mark Dean, Kevin Dean, Erin Farrell (Jason) Spear, and Kelli Farrell (Jeff) Nelson. Joan grew up in Flintridge and attended Glendale High. Some of the best memories she had were of riding her Tennessee Walker among the hills, spending summers in Balboa, and being surrounded by her many cousins which include the Parker's, the Kemp's, the Garver's, and the Dodson's. She attended USC and remained an avid Trojan fan until the end. She married Philip Hughes in 1950. They moved to Torrance, California. In 1954 they opened Anza True Value Hardware store on 190th and Anza, where Joan was frequently seen helping out. In 1973, she and Phil moved to Rolling Hills Estates. Joan was very active in her community and the lives of her children. She was PTA president of Flavian Elementary School, Girl Scout troop leader of Troop 341, Sunday school teacher at St. Cross in Hermosa Beach, and West High Booster Club member. Because of her gracious hospitality, many of the kids in the neighborhood considered her a second mother. Often you could find extra young people around the table for dinner or swimming in the backyard pool. Joan's many enjoyments included traveling the world with her husband and Parker and Kemp cousins, as well as spending every November in Mazatlan with her Mazatlan Family. But her true joy was her loving and supportive family. Joan was a cousin to the Dodson-Sepulveda family and her remains will be placed in Rudecinda Sepulveda Dodson's Mausoleum in San Pedro. Many thanks go out to the Dodson cousins. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, 2011
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