Lamar Richard Hughes Lamar passed away at his home in Tacoma on June 10, 2015 at the age of 73, surrounded by his family, after battling pancreatic cancer. Lamar was born on January 24, 1942 in Vancouver, WA to Dick and Lola Hughes. He married his wife Sheila in 1963. Lamar loved "roughing it easy" in their motorhome, and fishing in Conconully, WA. Lamar passionately enjoyed the activities, smell, and sounds of a busy print shop. He taught graphic arts at Clover Park VTI after moving to Tacoma in 1968. He loved gadgets and was a "tinkerer" and a "fixer," using his hands and brain (and sometimes together!) to work on things and fix things for people. This is how he served others in God's kingdom and he was known for this trait in the family, in his church at Emmanuel Lutheran of over 40 years, and in the neighborhood around his home. Lamar is survived by his loving wife Sheila, son Rick (Debra) Hughes, daughter Heidi Hughes, brothers William and Dennis Hughes, grandsons Adam (Veronica) Cody-Hughes, Nicholas and Vincent Ramos, and Cameron Hughes, and two great-granddaughters, Naomi and Leona. There will be a celebration of Lamar's life on Sunday, June 14, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1315 N Stevens, Tacoma, WA 98406, at 2:00PM.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jun. 12, 2015.